SPORTS : Okla. Gridder Shot; Teammate Held
A University of Oklahoma football player was charged today with shooting a Sooner teammate in the chest during an argument in the athletes’ dorm.
Defensive back Jerry Parks, 20, who was jailed, faces up to 10 years in prison on the felony charge of shooting with intent to injure, Cleveland County Dist. Atty. Tully McCoy said. University spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said lineman Zarak Peters was wounded in the shooting, which occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Peters was in stable condition at Norman Regional Hospital with a bullet lodged in a rib.
The university said the two students, who attended high school together in Houston, had been arguing in the athletic dorm when Parks went outside to his car, got a revolver and returned to Peters’ room, where the shooting took place.