Antonio Burks in critical condition after being shot
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Former Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis point guard Antonio Burks remains in critical condition a day after being shot during a robbery.
Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Katina Gerrard said at midmorning on Tuesday there was no change in the medical condition of Burks, who underwent surgery Monday night after he was shot in the lower torso.
Anthony Jefferson, who drove Burks to the hospital, said the former basketball star came up to him bleeding badly with a gunshot wound.
"I was at my truck and heard a gunshot, saw a man running up the street, asked could I run him to the hospital," Jefferson said.
He didn't hesitate, driving Burks to The MED as fast as he safely could.
"He was telling me to go through lights," Jefferson said. "I said, 'Both of us don't need to be at the hospital!'"