Arrest Made in Former NBA Player's Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a 16-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting of former NBA and University of Memphis player Antonio Burks.

Memphis police said Monday the teen is charged with accessory after the fact in the June 20 shooting.

Deputy Chief Joe Scott said in a news release that "closure in the case is at hand." The arrest was the first in the case.

The 29-year-old Burks was shot between his abdomen and upper leg
in the backyard of a vacant house during a robbery by three men. He
has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at the Regional Medical Center.

Burks was a reserve for the Memphis Grizzlies for two seasons.

In 2003-2004 he was Conference USA Player of the Year, capping his
career with the University of Memphis.


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