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Police: Boxer Davis didn't shove officers at Virginia mall

Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 16:39:23-05

MCLEAN, Va. — Two-time world champion boxer Gervonta Davis has a warrant out for his arrest, but police say the original report on the incident is not entirely true.

Fairfax County Police tell WMAR-2 News 'Tank' pushed a man at the Tysons Galleria Mall in Northern Virginia February 17. While he was upset with what happened, he cooperated with officers during their investigation. TMZ reported police making multiple attempts to contact Davis over the phone, but didn't reportedly receive a response.

TMZ initially reported Davis then shoved an officer during the altercation. Police tell WMAR-2 News that part of the report is not true and he didn't put his hands on any officers.

Fairfax County Police also say they did not issue the warrant for Davis' arrest. It was obtained by the victim.

When checking the weekend crime report for the county, police say the incident involving Davis didn't make the news release because they didn't feel it met their standards for the release.

A representative for Davis said he had no immediate comment to the TMZ report, but the super featherweight boxer responded to the report on Twitter earlier this week and released a statement on the incident:

Davis faces one misdemeanor charge of assault. If convicted he could face up to a year in jail and a $2500 fine.

The West Baltimore native doesn't have his next fight set up officially, but has hinted it could be in Baltimore.