His HBO character might have a taste for violence but a star of the crime show "The Wire" said he had nothing to do with gunplay that erupted outside his wife's baby shower.
One man was killed and two others wounded in a gunfight outside the Brooklyn bash hosted by actor Jamie Hector - who played drug dealer Marlo Stanfield on the former hit show.
Hector said in a statement released Monday that his " heartfelt prayers and condolences" went out to the victims' families.
"I would like to make it clear that the shooting incident [Sunday] did not take place at my home, nor did it involve me, my wife, nor any of the invited guests," the actor said.
Some neighbors had a different version of the facts. They say the two targets of the shooting had just left the party.
I'm hoping Mr. Hector is telling the truth and that he knows how to separate his real life from his screen life. You remember Lillo. He wans't able to do it.
Here's Marlo stepping up to the plate.