Haskell Garrett suffered a nonlethal gunshot wound Sunday and is in stable condition.
The senior defensive tackle was found by Columbus Police in an East 11th Avenue apartment after suffering a gunshot wound through the cheeks on his face, according to police. Responding to reports of a shooting in the 400 block of Chittenden Avenue around 12:30 a.m., the police found blood and one shell casing in the street that led to Garrett.
According to a police incident report, Garrett told police that he observed an aggressive argument between a man and woman he did not know. He told the man to stop fighting with the woman, and the man turned to him, pulled out a handgun and shot him one time.
Garrett then fled to a friend’s apartment.
The 22-year-old was transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, according to police.
Head coach Ryan Day said Garrett has been properly cared for during his time in the hospital.
“On behalf of his family and this football program, we would like to thank all of those who have been a part of Haskell’s treatment and we are grateful that he will be heading home today,” Day said in a statement Monday. “We will continue to help him and his family any way we can expedite his recovery.”
Police have not released any information about a suspect at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Columbus Police Felony Assault Detective Stubblefield at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.
This story was updated Tuesday at 10:08 a.m. with new information from Columbus Police.