[Video] Former Buff State Football Player Shot in NYC
A Buffalo State College student and former Bengals player was shot in New York City. Police have released surveillance video of the shooting.
The student and former football player, Malachi Capers, was shot at a corner store in Queens on Monday, July 27. New York Police Department Chief of Detectives, Rodney Harrison, says the shooting happened Monday afternoon, according to WKBW. In the deli's surveillance video, Malachi and the suspect, Jeffrey Thurston, got into a verbal argument. A physical altercation then ensued.
Thurston punched Malachi in the store, then ran outside. Malachi chased him and they fell onto the sidewalk. Then Thurston pulled out a gun and shot Malachi, who was critically injured in the shooting. The video may be disturbing to some viewers. Malachi is a Buff state student and formerly played for the school's football team, the Bengals, before a shoulder injury ended stopped him from playing.
“Great kid, hard-worker, his teammates loved him. The recruiting process is all about me, me, me. And it wasn’t it was just about him being given the opportunity and you don’t see many kids with that initiative and roll the dice.” ~ Buffalo State Football Head Coach Christian Ozolins via WKBW
According to Malachi's mother, he is expected to recover from the shooting. As of now, the suspect is still at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.