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Suspect in shooting of All American wrestler near college campus freed from jail days before attack

The 16-year-old suspect accused of shooting Ohio State wrestler Sammy Sasso in the stomach during a carjacking had been released from custody less than a week before the crime, according to local reports.

Sasso, a former two-time Pennsylvania state wrestling champion, is currently unable to walk due to severe damage to his spine, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his family.

The juvenile had been released from custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services for an unrelated criminal case five days before Sasso’s shooting, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Sasso qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times and went 12-4 in his career at the tournament. He lost the 149-pound final to Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis, now a four-time NCAA champion. 

Fox News’ Ryan Morik and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to michael.ruiz@fox.com and on Twitter: @mikerreports

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