Suspect in custody after baseball player from Michigan shot after away game in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A baseball player from a school in Michigan was shot three times after a game at an Ohio school Friday night.

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In a news release, the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office announced that they have filed initial charges in a shooting on Friday at Muskingum University in Ohio after a baseball game with Olivet College, according to WHIO.

Franklin J. Grayson has been charged with one count of attempted murder with a firearm and one count of felonious assault with a firearm, the prosecutor’s office said.

The Olivet College baseball player who was shot was hospitalized but has since been released, Olivet College said according to WHIO.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim, his family, and all others impacted by this crime,” the prosecutor’s office said in the news release.

Olivet College released a statement Saturday following the shooting.

“Last night, an incident occurred following the completion of our game at Muskingum University (OH), when a member of the team returned to the dugout to retrieve a forgotten personal item. Upon doing so, an incident occurred involving an individual with a firearm, who we understand is now in custody. A student-athlete on the Comet baseball team received nonlife-threatening injuries, was treated at a local hospital, and has now been released into the care of his parents. The rest of the team is safe, spent the night safely at their hotel, and is now returning to Olivet,” the school said in the statement.

Games for Saturday and Sunday were canceled following the shooting, according to the school.

“The College is in communication with the student-athletes and their parents and will continue to provide support in the days ahead. This is a challenging time for all involved and our attention is focused on supporting the student-athletes and staff members. Please keep your fellow Comets in your thoughts and prayers.”

Grayson is in custody and the prosecutor’s office said they have requested a $1 million bail.

The name of the baseball player has not yet been released. A possible motive or what may have led up to the shooting also had not been released.

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