New York Knicks Cleanthony Early Shot During Robbery – Full Details Of Attack Here!

Cleanthony Early in stable condition after being robbed, shot (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New York Knicks’ forward Cleanthony Early was robbed and then shot after leaving a strip club in Maspeth on Wednesday morning.

24-year-old Early was rushed to the Elmhurst Hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his right knee. He was later transferred to the Columbia Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Early is now listed as under stable condition, and no other injuries have been reported.

Initial investigations revealed that Cleanthony Early had arrived at CityScapes Gentleman’s Club around 1:30am that morning. Inside the strip club, he was seen flashing gold chains with medallions and cash while sporting grillz, a gold mouthpiece usually identified with rappers, which prompted the investigators to suspect that he might have been targeted.

The robbery incident occurred around 4:20 am when Early left the club with a lady friend, later identified as Iliana Douget, according to a source. The couple flagged an Uber cab to go home when three cars that were following them rolled up and boxed their cab, forcing the vehicle to stop.

In the surveillance video, the cab was able to take off and leave the perpetrators behind, but later on was cornered by the suspects, just a block away, in front of 64-70 Maurice, preventing the cab from getting away further.

At least six men wearing ski masks jumped on the car and forced Early, Douget, and the cab driver, who was later identified as Murdeep Singh, to hand over their belongings, which included Singh’s ID.

Cleanthony Early handed over cash, two gold chains, an iPhone 6 and the gold mouthpiece. It is unclear why Early was still shot in his surgically-repaired right knee despite handing over the items, added the source.

The New York police Department has not made any arrest from the robbery and shooting yet. This is the second incident of robbery involving a New York Knicks player as, just recently, Early’s teammate Derick Williams was robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his apartment by two women he met at a club.

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