Wednesday, April 2, 2008


According to the THE SPORTS POINT: Norcross (GA) High School basketball standout Al-Farouq Aminu and his two teammates are out of jail on bond after being arrested on charges of shooting a woman with a BB gun. The Parade and McDonald's All-American turned himself in to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's office on Friday.

The victim, 34-year-old Rebecca Baltich, was shot while unloading her car in the driveway. Her husband chased the young men for nearly five miles but backed off after they ran a number of traffic lights and stop signs. Police made a connection to the students when the vehicle was seen parked in the Norcross High parking lot.

Apparently the husband doesn't have any hard feelings over the incident. Along with recommending the prosecutors go easy on young men, Branden Baltich had this to say.

"I'll tell you, his shooting at my house was much better than his shooting at the McDonald's game."

Aminu didn't score a point in the all-star game, but signed a scholarship to play at Wake Forest after leading his school three consecutive state titles. Demon Deacons head coach Dino Gaudio said the school would not comment on the incident until more information was available.

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