CLEVELAND — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Malik Harrison was shot in Cleveland on Sunday, his team announced on Monday afternoon.
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"On Sunday night while attending a gathering in Cleveland, Malik Harrison sustained a non-life-threatening injury after being struck by a stray bullet in the left calf," the Ravens said in a statement. "Malik, who received medical care at a local hospital, has been in touch with our team doctors and will return to Baltimore today."
According to a report filed by Cleveland Police, the incident occurred outside the Dunkin' Donuts at East 9th and Rockwell. The report states that officers who were already responding to a call for gunshots among a large crowd in the area heard initially heard 10-15 shots fired, followed by a second volley of 8-10 shots.
Officers arrested four individuals in connection with the incident and also interviewed Harrison, who had been taken to a hospital. The linebacker told police that he was in a nightclub when a fight broke out and security kicked everyone out. People in the crowd outside began to run after seeing someone with a firearm firing shots.
An off-duty officer told police that the suspect vehicle in the situation was a white Dodge Charger.
The officers found the vehicle and pulled it over. According to police, four suspects were taken out of the vehicle and taken into custody.
During a search of the vehicle, police said they found two loaded guns.
Officers found that one of the suspects, Lance Brown II, had a head injury and was transported to a hospital.
The four suspects, Darius McDonald, Donnelle Dearmond Steven Coulter and Brown were all arrested and charged with inducing panic, vandalism and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Coulter was also charged with driving under a suspended license.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Harrison in his second season with the Ravens after being selected out of Ohio State in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In seven games (five starts) this season, the 23-year-old has tallied 22 tackles, two of which have come for a loss.
Currently sitting at first place in the AFC North division at 5-2, Baltimore had a bye week this past weekend.
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