Ex-MSU star Keith Appling arrested in homicide investigation


DETROIT — A former Michigan State University basketball star was arrested Monday in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old man in Detroit, police said.

Keith Appling, 29, was arrested in Chelsea, 60 miles west of Detroit. A gun was recovered, police said.

Police said he’s accused of shooting the man Saturday night during an argument.

Appling, a prep star at Detroit Pershing, played for Michigan State from 2010 to 2014. He also played basketball overseas and had two brief contracts with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

In 2020, Appling was placed on probation in a drug case. His record also includes a jail sentence for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police.

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