The University of Tennessee confirms linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin was grazed by a stray bullet in his hometown of Clarksville.
A spokesperson says Reeves-Maybin did not require stitches, and was back in class on Monday.
Reeves-Maybin played in 11 games as a freshman in 2013, registering 14 tackles.
Head Coach Butch Jones was asked about the incident at the Big Orange Caravan on Monday:
Butch Jones addresses the shooting of linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin. The sophomore is ok after being grazed by a bullet in his hometown of Clarksville over the weekend.
Here is the original report:
The Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A 19-year-old Clarksville man was shot early Sunday morning and Clarksville Police continue the investigation.
At 2:45 a.m., Clarksville Police responded to an aggravated assault in the 3000 block of Lavender Circle.
A woman reported she heard several shots from Lavender Circle and Jenny Lane near a large party, according to a CPD report.
Clarksville Police also received a report that someone had been shot at the location of the party.
The victim, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, said he was standing in the street near Lavender Circle when someone started shooting and he felt a sharp pain in his arm. He and his friends got in the car and left the scene.
He sustained a gunshot wound to his arm and was taken to Gateway Hospital for medical treatment.
The shooting is still under investigation by the Clarksville Police Department.
Anyone who has information that might lead to the arrest and conviction of a suspected criminal can earn up to $1,000 by calling the Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers tips line at 645-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.