CMU quarterback released from hospital one month after shooting

Keller’s father Ray credited the trauma team at Hurley Medical Center in Flint with saving his life.
Central Michigan quarterback John Keller has been released from Hurley Medical Center in Flint....
Central Michigan quarterback John Keller has been released from Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Keller was shot in the chest while at an off-campus party in April.(Ray Keller Twitter)
Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 1:20 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Nearly a month after he was shot in the chest near campus, Central Michigan quarterback John Keller has been released from the hospital.

In a Tweet sent Friday, Keller’s father Ray said his son is being released and credited the trauma team at Hurley Medical Center in Flint with saving his life.

Keller and fellow student Tyler Bunting were at a party in the Deerfield Apartment complex on April 24 when a fight broke out and both were shot.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Thomas in connection with the shooting. He faces 10 charges, including:

  • two counts of assault with intent to murder,
  • two counts of discharging a gun at a building known to be a home and causing serious injury,
  • and five counts of felony firearm charges.

Thomas, of Farmington Hills, pled not guilty.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office believes Thomas was involved in an altercation at the party between those at the party and a group from Detroit. Thomas then went to his car to get a weapon, went back to the party, and opened fire.

During his arraignment, Isabella County Judge Eric R. Janes said Thomas was a Navy veteran who recently returned after serving two years.

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