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University of Auburn Freshman Football Player Shot and Killed Overnight

December 14, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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University of Auburn freshman football player, Jakell Mitchell, 18, was tragically shot and killed at an off-campus apartment complex overnight, police said Sunday.

Police are investigating and no suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Mitchell signed with the Auburn tigers this year but was redshirted this season in order to gain weight and train for next year, AL.com reported. He had played high school football in nearby Opelika, Alabama.

When he was signed by the university, he was described as a good receiver and runner, according to the Auburn Tigers’ website.

“He’s a fantastic athlete that is going to be able to do a lot for us,” Coach Scott Fountain told the Tigers’ website after Mitchell signed on.

University spokesman Mike Clardy confirmed Mitchell’s identity.

“The thoughts and prayers of all of us at Auburn University are with his family during this difficult time,” he said.

From CNN

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