Dallas police suspend investigation of Michael Irvin report that man pointed gun at him

Dallas police have suspended their investigation into former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin's report that a passing motorist pointed a gun at him earlier this month.

Police said the classification is being made because investigators have not been able to contact Irvin to follow up on his report of the January 12 incident.

"We've made multiple attempts, but unfortunately we have not made contact with him yet," said Lt. Sally Lannom, of the Dallas police assaults unit. "In order for the investigation to continue, we do need to have contact with Mr. Irvin."

The Pro Football Hall of Fame member, who was not injured, told police he stopped at a red light in the 18200 block of Marsh Lane, near Bush Turnpike, about 9:30 p.m. He said the driver of the vehicle next to him rolled down his window, a Dallas police report said.

Irvin put down his window because he thought someone wanted to talk to him and saw the passenger in the other vehicle raise a gun, the report said.

Irvin said in an interview earlier this month that he feared the men had planned to rob him and changed their minds.

"The passenger pulled out a semiautomatic and I knew what time it was," Irvin said. "But he said 'Oh, that's Michael Irvin, with the Dallas Cowboys.'"