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Maryland football’s Lorenzo Harrison and D.J. Turner charged in BB gun incident

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They were suspended for a “student code of conduct violation” before the team’s loss to Ohio State.

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Maryland football freshmen Lorenzo Harrison and D.J. Turner have each been charged with three counts of second degree assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a BB gun incident on campus, the University of Maryland Police Department announced Wednesday.

The two were suspended for a “student code of conduct violation” before Maryland’s loss to Ohio State last week, along with fellow freshman Antoine Brooks. Brooks was not charged and his suspension has been lifted, according to the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs.

DJ Durkin didn’t have any update on the suspensions when speaking to the media on Tuesday. Testudo Times has reached out to the team for comment.

Here’s a description of the incident, from the Police Department’s press release:

On November 6, the University of Maryland Police Department began investigating three reports where UMD students were hit by what they believed were BB pellets. A male UMD student was riding his bike on Paint Branch Drive between Kim Engineering and Biomolecular Science Buildings, when he was struck by what he believed to be a BB pellet. A second male UMD student and a female UMD student were walking along the sidewalk on Stadium Drive between the Stadium Drive Garage and Ellicott Hall when the male was struck by what he believed to be a BB pellet. A male and female UMD student were walking near Paint Branch Drive and Technology Drive when the female was hit by what she believed was a BB pellet.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the incident.

Harrison is the team’s second-leading rusher, gaining 633 yards on 88 carries this season. Turner has two catches for 19 yards.