JammedUp News

News

Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith shot to death

July 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith shot to death GETTY IMAGES

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

Mississippi State University school officials have confirmed the death of the former wide receiver Chris Smith.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, the 26-year-old Smith was shot to death on Friday night in Meridian, Mississippi.

Meridian Police Department Sgt. Dareall Thompson said investigators were working to determine a motive, and a search for the suspect was underway as of Saturday, The Meridian Star reported.

In a statement, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen expressed his and the school’s shock and sadness over Smith’s death.

Mullen described Smith as a  “terrific teammate with an impeccable work ethic. Our entire Mississippi State family mourns his loss.”

Smith played in 48 games for the Bulldogs from 2009-12 recording 109 receptions for 1,180 yards and five touchdowns, which ranks 10th in the school’s career history.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Get the latest news from the world of crime