Keith Appling, ex-Michigan State basketball star, arrested in connection to fatal shooting

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Keith Appling was arrested Monday by Michigan State Police in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night on Detroit's west side.

The former Michigan State University basketball star was named a suspect in the shooting that left a 66-year-old man dead Saturday. Police say Appling fired multiple gunshots, then fled the scene in a Buick Regal, and a search ensued for Appling on Sunday.

Keith Appling.
Keith Appling.

According to police, Appling, 29, got in a verbal altercation with the victim that turned physical before shots were fired at about 7 p.m. Saturday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Appling was arrested without incident by state troopers. A firearm was also recovered during the arrest, according to MSP.

The incident is still under investigation.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Keith Appling, ex-MSU star, arrested in connection to fatal shooting