Former Michigan State basketball player faces murder charge in shooting death of family member
Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with first-degree murder in association to the shooting death of a family member, according to a report from 247Sports.
Appling was arrested last month in connection to the murder of 66-year-old Clyde Edmonds, his mother’s cousin. Appling was arrested shortly after the incident and police recovered a firearm.
Per the report, Appling and Edmonds got into a verbal argument over a handgun before things turned violent in the Detroit-area home. Appling fired multiple shots and the victim was pronounced at a nearby hospital after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Natalie Brooks Bannister, Appling’s girlfriend, is also charged with accessory to murder. She reportedly lied to police about the incident and also drove the vehicle after Appling fired the shots.
Appling was a former star on Michigan State’s basketball team from 2010-14. He averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.