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NFL player Cody Latimer arrested for discharge of firearm, assault in Colorado

The wide receiver faces five charges following his arrest in a Denver suburb Saturday morning.
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New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer warms up before the preseason game against the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 22, 2019, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Oh.Ian Johnson / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images file

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— A Washington Redskins player is facing five charges, including felony illegal discharge of a firearm, following his arrest in a Denver suburb Saturday morning.

The Douglas County sheriff’s office says deputies arrested 27-year-old Cody Latimer after responding to a report of shots fired inside an apartment in Englewood, Colorado.

“We are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office,” a Washington Redskins team spokesman said. “We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time.”

Deputies say they found three individuals in the apartment at the Zenith Meridian Apartments, one with minor injuries unrelated to a gunshot.

Latimer was taken into custody and is also facing charges of second-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Latimer posted a $25,000 bond and was released later Saturday morning.

Latimer, a wide receiver, joined the Redskins in March after two years with the New York Giants and four years before that with the Denver Broncos.

The sheriff’s office says it is continuing to investigate.