Former Michigan State Star Suspected In Deadly Shooting

Detroit police named a former Michigan State University basketball star as the suspect in a deadly shooting on Saturday, Fox News reports.

Keith Appling, 29, was wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old man. Fox News reports the victim was not immediately identified.

Police said Appling and the man got into an argument Saturday evening that escalated into a physical fight. He is accused of firing several shots, fatally wounding the man. Police say Appling drove away from the scene and has not been captured, Fox News reports.

Appling faced drug charges in February 2020 and was sentenced in December to 18 months probation. In 2017, he was sentenced to a year in jail for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police, the article states.

Appling played for Michigan State from 2010 to 2014. He also played basketball overseas and had two brief contracts with the Orlando Magic.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Police Department/Fox News.

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