UPDATE: CMU quarterback John Keller back home a month after off-campus shooting

Keller and a CMU senior were shot at Deerfield Apartments on April 24
Published: May. 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WJRT) - A quarterback on the Central Michigan University football team is back home after a month of hospitalization after he was shot at an off-campus party in April.

ABC 12 caught up with Keller, who says he’s thankful to be alive.

“It’s meant the world to me and my family and I’m just thankful to be here right now it could have been a lot different,” said Keller.

Keller says he had weeks of rehab after being shot in the chest, forcing him to re-learn things most of us take for granted.

“I had to do a lot of lung work so they gave me a bunch of devices I had to use in order to take care of my lungs,” he said.

Before arriving home Keller’s father, Ray, posted on Twitter that he was coming from from Hurley Medical Center on Friday. The 20-year-old Keller was airlifted there after the April 24 shooting at Deerfield Apartments in Isabella County’s Union Township.

Tyler Bunting, a 23-year-old CMU senior, suffered less serious gunshot injuries during the incident.

Kenneth Thomas of Detroit faces 10 criminal charges related to the shooting, including two assault with intent to murder charges.

Investigators believe Thomas was captured on video that was posted on social media heading back into the apartment with what appears to be an assault weapon. Police believe Thomas got the weapon from a car after he was involved in a fight in the apartment and starting shooting at party attendees.

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