Washington State receiver Brandon Gray is hospitalized in serious and stable condition after being shot early Saturday morning, according to published reports.
The 22-year-old Gray was one of two people shot around 12:30 a.m. at a house party near the Washington State campus in Pullman. Gray was airlifted to a hospital in Spokane, about 75 miles north from the college town.
The other man shot, 23-year-old Liban Barre, died at Pullman Regional Hospital.
“We are aware of an incident involving WSU football student-athlete Brandon Gray that occurred last night in Pullman. Brandon was transported to a Spokane hospital where he is in serious but stable condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family and friends. As this remains an open police investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time.”
Washington State Cougars athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement
The Pullman Police Department said it arrested 23-year-old George Melvin Harris III on suspicion of second-degree assault in the shootings. The police didn’t reveal his level of involvement and said the investigation is active.
The football team lost 24-13 against Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Gray was one of the players who didn’t travel.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with (Gray),” Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said after the game. “I have so much respect for this team for how they played — I know we didn’t win; I know we weren’t great — but for them to go out and play as hard as they did after getting the news about their teammate is a tribute to their character.”
Gray, a native of Detroit, has played in three career games for Washington State. He has two catches for 13 yards.
–Field Level Media