MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating a fight that occurred at “Apartment 720″ — located at 720 N. Milwaukee Street. Sources tell FOX6 News, Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks was involved in this fight. Sanders has not been arrested or charged.
Police say the incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, when officers were sent to meet the victim of a battery at the hospital.
The victim is a 26-year-old man from Sussex, who told officials he was cut when he was struck with a bottle during a fight that happened around 1:15 a.m. at Apartment 720.
The victim identified the suspect as a 24-year-old Milwaukee man. Police have not identified the suspect because he has not been charged.
TMZ is reporting Sanders, who recently signed a $44 million contract with the Bucks was at Apartment 720 when a fight broke out near the VIP room.
According to TMZ, sources with the club say Sanders was walking by the VIP room when Sanders was splashed with champagne from a group celebrating at a nearby table. TMZ says Sanders was familiar with some of the members of the group.
TMZ says Sanders confronted the group about the splash and things escalated quickly. Moments later, according to TMZ, a fight broke out between Sanders and the group.
TMZ says security raced to the scene, but in the melee, Sanders allegedly grabbed a bottle and attacked another patron with it, causing a gash in the other man’s head that required several stitches.
TMZ says security broke up the fight and police responded to the club, but Sanders and the other party had left.
Officers and detectives have been interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence to determine the cause of the fight and the involvement of the suspect and the victim.
The investigation will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks issued the following statement on Wednesday afternoon:
“We are aware of an incident from Saturday evening. The matter is under investigation and Larry Sanders is cooperating fully. At this time we will have no further comment.”
We are aware of an incident from Saturday evening. The matter is under investigation and Larry Sanders is cooperating fully.—
Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 06, 2013
The Bucks have said Sanders will not play Wednesday night as the Bucks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center due to a “sore thumb.”