MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — Sheriff’s investigators Monday interviewed former Chicago Bulls forward and NBA legend Scottie Pippen about an apparent altercation that took place over the weekend at a restaurant in Malibu, authorities said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a restaurant in the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to deputies at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.
A male adult who suffered a head injury in the alleged scuffle was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was released Monday morning.
Witness statements indicate that Pippen was one of the combatants in the altercation and is currently a named suspect for a charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Pippen turned himself in for questioning at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s station around 1 p.m., but was seen leaving approximately one hour later.
Detectives said they want to ask witnesses further question prior to concluding their investigation.
No further information was immediately available.
Pippen, a six-time NBA champion and seven-time All-Star, is the only player to have twice won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year, accomplishing the feat in 1992 and 1996.