COLUMBUS, Ohio — Initial charges have been filed against the man who allegedly shot a baseball player from Olivet College following a game Friday evening at Muskingum University, according to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office.
Franklin Grayson, 26, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly shooting the Michigan baseball player multiple times on the campus of Muskingum University. Grayson, who is from Jacksonville, Florida, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, the prosecutor’s office says.
Authorities were called to Mose Moorehead Baseball Field at Muskingum University just after 7 p.m. for a reported shooting.
A player from the visiting Michigan team was reportedly shot multiple times and taken to a local hospital. His condition was described as "stable." He has since been released from the hospital, according to Olivet College.
Those on campus were alerted to the incident at 7:23 p.m. and the school issued a shelter-in-place.
Law enforcement from Muskingum University, New Concord Police Department, and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office investigated the scene and searched for a suspect based on witness descriptions. According to the university, at 7:45 p.m. the suspect, later identified as Grayson, was taken into custody.
The university lifted the shelter-in-place at 9:15 p.m. and notified the community that the suspect was in custody and the campus was safe.
No other injuries were reported. It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.
Olivet College says that Grayson is a 2021 graduate of their college.
According to the college, law enforcement has stated that they have no indication of a relationship between Grayson and the victim.
Due to the incident, Muskingum University postponed all athletic events on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19.
The university released the following statement on Facebook Saturday morning: