A former Michigan State University basketball star has been named as the suspect in a deadly shooting late Saturday.
Keith Appling is wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 66-year-old man. Police said Appling and the man got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight where the former NBA player is said to have fired shots and fatally wounded the man.
Police said Appling drove away from the scene and has not been captured.
Appling reportedly fled the scene in a tan Buick Regal and is considered armed and dangerous.
Appling is no stranger to breaking the law as he was arrested at a strip club with a loaded AK-47 back in 2016. In 2017, he was sentenced to five years probation and a year in jail after being caught with a concealed weapon. Last year, he was arrested for heroin possession during a traffic stop.
After finishing his 4-year career with the Spartans, he went undrafted in 2014 and bounced around in the summer league and g-league.
On January 18, 2016, he signed a 10-day contract with the Magic and made his NBA debut that night in a 98–81 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, recording two points and one steal in eight minutes of action.