Police also seeking ex-point guard Smith

Updated: May 20, 2009, 4:02 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Brent Vinson was questioned Wednesday by the Knoxville police department as a witness to a shooting at an apartment complex that left one man in critical condition.

Darrell DeBusk, public information officer for the police department, said that Vinson was there at the time of the shooting, which took place Tuesday night, but hasn't been identified as a suspect.

Tennessee athletic department officials have not commented on the matter.

Also, Knoxville police are seeking former Tennessee Volunteers point guard Ramar Smith to question him regarding a home invasion that occurred in Knoxville on Monday. Smith last played for the Vols during the 2007-08 season and was dismissed from the team after a culmination of incidents, including multiple failed drug tests.

DeBusk said it has yet to be determined if the apartment shooting and the home invasion were connected. The investigations into both continue, he said.

Charles Corn, a student at Tennessee, was transported to UT Medical Center following the shooting at 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday. He was shot more than once, DeBusk said.

Vinson, a junior, missed the final part of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery.

He was suspended for two games last season. The first suspension was academic-related; the second one came after he was cited by police for possession of marijuana and violating the state's open container law.

Vinson started 10 games at left cornerback as a freshman and also played extensively last season.

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