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Friday, November 21, 2014

Josh Shaw mentioned in burglary report; injuries result of incident with girlfriend

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Josh Shaw’s name was mentioned in a burglary report taken nearby the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ, and another report says his injuries stemmed from an incident with his girlfriend.

Shaw, a senior cornerback and team captain, suffered two sprained ankles on Saturday night and told USC the injuries occurred when he jumped off a second-floor balcony at an apartment complex in Palmdale to save a 7-year-old nephew who was drowning in a swimming pool. USC, which publicized the story on its website, began investigating the story Tuesday after receiving phone calls contradicting Shaw’s account.

Palmdale police told Larry Brown Sports they reviewed all records from 2:00 p.m.-on Saturday and did not see Shaw’s name mentioned in any incident, while LAPD similarly did not find records of anything involving Shaw.

“We’ve got no record of us having a run in with him. That’s not to say something didn’t happen. We have no record of anything happening.”

But a report from TMZ contradicts that.

TMZ says someone called police to report a suspicious person “shimmying” down the side of a building in downtown LA, nearby the USC campus. That tipster gave police a description of the suspicious person. Police went to the building and spoke to a woman who lives in the building. The woman they spoke to said the description of the suspicious person seemed to match a description of Shaw, whom she identified as her boyfriend.

The police decided to record the phone call as a burglary report even though nothing was reported as stolen. Police later spoke to Shaw, who denied ever being at the building.

One Twitter rumor was that Shaw was involved in a domestic incident and jumped off the third floor to avoid police. Based on this report, it’s possible Shaw had an incident with his girlfriend, jumped off the third floor, and was “shimmying” down the side of the building as the witness said.

The LA Daily News’ Scott Wolf also reports that Shaw’s injury stemmed from an incident involving his girlfriend.


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