PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after Providence College basketball player Alyn Breed allegedly pulled a gun on his girlfriend, 12 News has confirmed.
Chief Oscar Perez said Breed is facing multiple gun charges, along with driving without consent of the operator.
Confirmed by the Providence Police Department:— Morey Hershgordon (@MHershgordon) April 1, 2023
Providence men’s basketball guard Alyn Breed was charged with numerous firearm offenses and several domestic charges.
His status with the team is unknown at this time. #pcbb @wpri12
The 21-year-old senior guard has been suspended from the team and will not be allowed to participate in any other athletic department-related activities, according to PC athletic officials.
Providence police said the domestic incident happened off-campus early Saturday morning.
In a statement, Steven Maurano, the Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, Government & Community Relations at Providence College said: “The College has been informed that one of our student-athletes has been detained by the Providence Police (PPD) as a result of a domestic incident that occurred off-campus early this morning. The Providence Police Department is investigating the matter, and we have no further details at this time.”
“The College is cooperating fully with PPD in this investigation. All questions as to the legal status of the student-athlete should be directed to PPD,” the statement continued.
PC students are reacting to the news, saying it’s nerve-wracking. One PC senior said he was especially shocked that a basketball player was involved.
“That’s definitely a little crazy to me because they are shown with such high standards at our school, especially a possible basketball player that is kind of the face of the school and the athletic program,” said Fred Manoog.
Breed started 9 games last season. This past Tuesday, he announced his intent to return to the team under new head coach Kim English. He played mostly off the bench, stepping in for the injured Jared Bynum.
Chief Oscar Perez said Breed is being at the ACI and is expected to appear in Providence District Court on Monday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as 12 News works to gather more information.