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Giants' Pierce talks with detectives, prosecutors

Giants' Pierce talks with detectives, prosecutors

After making them wait almost a week, Antonio Pierce talked to investigators on Friday about the accidental shooting of New York Giants teammate Plaxico Burress.
What he said, much like many of the details of that night, remains a mystery.
Authorities provided no details of Pierce's meeting with police detectives and prosecutors at the Manhattan district attorney's office, and his attorney did not immediately return telephone calls left by The Associated Press.
Pierce practiced on Friday, then left Giants Stadium at lunchtime. He was not made available to reporters.
Police initially said the doctor who treated Burress after he accidentally shot himself in the right thigh at a Manhattan nightclub was to meet with authorities Friday but instead she will do so next week.
The authorities are especially interested in why neither Pierce, who drove Burress to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, nor Dr. Josyann Abisaab called police to report the shooting. Abisaab has since been suspended for not reporting the gunshot injury, as required by law.
They also are trying to determine whether Pierce tried to cover up the shooting.
Pierce's attorney Michael Bachner told The Associated Press on Thursday that Pierce " had no idea Plaxico had a weapon." But police say Pierce returned to New Jersey with Burress' gun in the glove compartment of his SUV and investigators have impounded it to search for any blood or gun residue.
The Giants suspended Burress for the final four games of the regular season and placed him on the non-football injury list, which will keep him out of the playoffs. He also has been charged with illegal weapons possession, a felony that requires a mandatory minimum 3 1/2 years and a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.


Updated : 2021-10-17 03:20 GMT+08:00