Ex-Michigan State B-Ball Star Keith Appling Charged With Murder of Family Member

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A former captain of the Michigan State University basketball team was charged with murder Monday in the fatal shooting of a family member.

Appling, 29, is accused of killing Clyde Edmonds, 66.

“It is alleged that Appling had an argument with Mr. Edmonds over a handgun, and he fatally shot the victim multiple times before he fled the scene,” the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said.

On Monday, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Appling faces charges of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm.

Appling’s girlfriend, Natalie Brooks Bannister, will also be charged with one count of accessory after the fact and one count of lying to a peace officer in the case.

Police state Appling got into a verbal argument with Edmonds over a handgun at a Detroit residence on May 22nd. The argument turned physical and Appling fired multiple shots at Edmonds. Police found Edmonds on the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.

He would later die at the hospital.

The 29-year-old played four seasons at Michigan State from 2010-14 before a brief stint in the NBA with the Orlando Magic during the 2015-16 season.