University of Akron football player hurt after accidental shooting
AKRON – A University of Akron football player is recovering after he was accidentally shot in the stomach just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
According to Akron police, former University of Akron football player Scott Boyett, 23, shot Andrew Pratt, 22, when he entered his apartment without knocking.
Boyett believed Pratt was a burglar.
No charges will be filed since both men agreed the shooting was accidental.
Pratt was taken to a local hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
The University of Akron athletics website lists Pratt as a senior wide receiver from Green, Ohio.