Auburn Running Back Brian Battie Injured in Shooting, Brother Killed

Battie is reportedly in critical condition.

A football player, number 21, runs with the ball during a game. Spectators and photographers are seen in the background
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A football player, number 21, runs with the ball during a game. Spectators and photographers are seen in the background

Auburn running back Brian Battie is reportedly in critical condition after being injured in a shooting that left his brother, Tommie, dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old football player was injured in the shooting which took place in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida. According to Sarasota's local ABC 7 News, three others were also injured at the scene along with Brian.

The shooting took place around 3:30 AM on Saturday, May 18. A motive has not been announced yet as investigators piece together the incident.

Thoughts and prayers: Auburn running back Brian Battie was shot in the head and is currently in critical condition reportedly fighting for his life.

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His brother Tommie L. Battie IV, was shot and killed immediately at the scene 💔 pic.twitter.com/IOpuYGQU5G

— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) May 19, 2024
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The deceased, Tommie Battie, was also a football player for Braden River High School. He was 24.

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