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$10K reward offered for info in shooting that left Marshall football player paralyzed

Fans fill Marshall's Joan C. Edwards stadium during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Huntington, W. Va., Saturday Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Walter Scriptunas II)

Police are offering a reward for information about a shooting that left a Marshall University football player from Maryland paralyzed.

Anne Arundel County police wrote Thursday on Facebook that it is offering up to $10,000 for information about the incident, which took place at a New Year’s party at 7814 Bastille Road in Severn around 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Nineteen-year-old Marshall redshirt freshman defensive tackle Larry Aaron, from Columbia, Maryland, was identified by both the school and his family as one of the two confirmed victims in the shooting.

Police said when they arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found a man, now identified as Aaron, shot in the back. His mother, Melissa Aaron, told the Herald-Dispatch that a bullet lodged in his spine caused his paralysis.

“… he has no feeling in his legs," Melissa Aaron told the paper. "They can't remove it because they are afraid it could be dangerous and hinder him even more to do so. It is right in the middle of his spine."

Melissa Aaron said Larry Aaron was standing by a wall when an altercation broke out nearby that led to the stray gunfire that struck him and the other victim.

The other victim, a 17-year-old boy who has not been identified, was shot in the arm.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 410-222-6155 or 410-222-4700. Any recordings, photographs or general information is requested, with an option to remain anonymous.

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