Former College Football Player Malachi Capers Shot in the Stomach During Liquor Store Fight [Video]

A former Buffalo State football player is in the hospital fighting for his life after being shot in the stomach during an altercation at a liquor store Monday.

via TMZ:

NYPD officials say a fight broke out between Malachi Capers — a former D-end at Buff. State — and another man after the two bumped into each other inside 136 Deli & Grill in Queens.

You can see in surveillance footage of the incident … Capers brushed up against the man’s shoulder — and then the two exchanged words.

Eventually, fists started flying … and that’s when the former football player tackled the guy to the ground outside the store.

When the man was able to free himself from Capers’ grasp … you can see in the video, he pulled out a firearm and shot the 20-year-old in the stomach.

Capers is now reportedly in the hospital battling critical injuries.

Now, the NYPD says it’s looking for the gunman — who officials ID’ed as Jeffrey Thurston — and is asking for any help in finding his location.

Buffalo State head coach Christian Ozolins, meanwhile, released a statement to multiple media outlets regarding the shooting … saying, “Malachi was a well-liked member of our football family during his freshman year in 2018 and has remained a friend to many in our program as he has continued his education at Buffalo State after leaving the team due to on-going injury issues.”

“We have him in our thoughts as we wish for a speedy and full recovery.”

That’s the thing about getting into random fights — while you may think you have the upperhand, someone can always surprise you.

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