17 Years Ago Today, Nuggets Star Julius Hodge Was Shot On An Interstate In Denver
Former college star Julius Hodge made a name for himself in international basketball, especially in Australia, after playing for the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA from 2005 to 2007.
But while playing for the Nuggets, Hodge had visited a friend who worked at the Paladium club, in Denver. On his way home that night, another vehicle pulled alongside his on Interstate 76, and fired several shots, hitting Hodge in his lower body.
A friend who was a passenger in Hodge’s car was able to flag down another car, who took Hodge and the passenger, who also was struck, to the hospital, where Hodge was told he came within 5 minutes of bleeding to death.
He thankfully made a full recovery. This happened 17 years ago today, but the case has yet to be solved.