Forward questioned as witness to shooting

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Randolph was questioned by police and his brother was arrested
after three men were shot inside a bar early Sunday.

Zach Randolph was questioned because he witnessed the shootings,
detective Terry Sollars said. He cooperated and was released.

Police arrested Randolph's 22-year-old brother, Roger, on three
counts of criminal recklessness. He is being held pending an
initial court appearance Monday.

Randolph could not be reached for comment Sunday.

The shootings occurred about 2 a.m. at Sinbad's Lounge in
Anderson. Randolph, a native of nearby Marion, was in the bar with
relatives and one of his business managers, Sollars said.

An argument developed with others in the bar, and someone opened
fire, injuring Phillip Corthen Jr., 30, and Travis A. Wilson, 25,
and Terry Hill, 29, all of Muncie.

None of the injuries was life threatening. Investigators did
not know the reasons behind the argument and shooting.

Randolph, winner of the NBA's Most Improved Player award this
year, has had previous brushes with police. While in high school,
he was arrested in 1998 in connection with the theft of guns from a
store. He pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property
and served 26 days in a juvenile center.

Last September, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of
possession of alcohol by a minor for a 2002 incident and was fined
$1 and sentenced to 60 days probation.

Last December, Portland, Ore., police arrested him on suspicion
of driving under the influence after an officer smelled marijuana
in the player's car. Randolph pleaded innocent to driving under the
influence of intoxicants and the case is pending.