A Marshall University football player was struck by a stray bullet at a New Year's Eve party in Maryland and was left paralyzed front the waist down, according to his mother.
Multiple news outlets report redshirt freshman defensive tackle Larry Aaron III, 19, was one of two people shot at a crowded house party on Bastille Street in Severn at 1am on Monday.
Anne Arundel police spokesman Marc Limansky says it doesn't appear Aaron was the intended target of the shooting.
Aaron's father, Larry Aaron Jr, told WBAL reporter Kim Dacey that his son was wounded by a stray bullet protecting his girlfriend.
'He was standing up against a wall, him and his girlfriend, and two guys got into an argument, and they just started shooting, and my son stepped in front of his girlfriend to shield her. And one of the bullets got him,' he told the station.
The player's mother, Melissa Aaron, told The Herald-Dispatch the bullet lodged in the