Olivet College baseball player shot dead on Muskingum University campus
The suspect has been charged with attempted murder and assault after authorities said he shot and wounded an Olivet College baseball player after a Friday night game at Muskingum University in Ohio.
The player was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. According to Olivet College, in Michigan.
On Sunday, This was reported by the Attorney’s Office of Muskingum County. that the suspect, 26-year-old Franklin J. Grayson of Jacksonville, Florida, will be charged with attempted murder with a firearm and assault with a firearm.
Grayson, who was taken into custody on Friday, is accused of shooting the victim three times and could face up to 14 years in prison if found guilty, prosecutors said, adding that additional charges could be brought in the case. The office has requested $1 million bail for Grayson, who remains in custody.
Olivet College said that Grayson was a 2021 graduate of the school, but said that any relationship between him and the player was not clear to authorities.
The victim’s name has not been released and it is unclear if Grayson has a lawyer who can act on his behalf.
Muskingum University is located in New Concord, about 70 miles east of Columbus.
The shooting occurred around 7:00 pm local time at Mose Morehead Field after Olivet defeated Muskingum. Olivet said one of his players returned to the dugout to retrieve personal items when “an incident occurred involving an unknown person with a firearm.”
None of the faculty, staff, or students at Muskingham University were hurt, according to the agency. The message is posted on the website of the university.
Olivet College Athletics tweeted that the team will not play their games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Ohio.
“The team is together and safe at the hotel and we have contacted their parents,” McCauley told CNN. “Tonight the team will stay at the hotel and on Saturday they will return to the Olivet College campus.”
In his warning, Muskingum said that all sporting events this weekend have been cancelled.