Alabama assistant Mike Locksley’s son killed in Maryland shooting
The son of Alabama wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was killed Sunday night in Maryland.
Meiko Locksley was shot at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday and died overnight at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to the Howard County Police Department.
Multiple people called 911 and reported hearing a single gunshot inside of a neighborhood. A resident then found Meiko Locksley outside and called 911, according to a police release.
Police didn’t have any suspects and weren’t aware of any potential motives as of early Monday afternoon.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, (his wife) Ms. Kia and the entire Locksley family over this tragedy,” Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said. “We’ll do everything we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy.”
Mike Locksley is entering his second year as the Alabama staff after spending last year as an offensive analyst.
The 47-year old Locksley, a Washington, D.C. native, previously served as the offensive coordinator and as an interim head coach at Maryland after serving as the head coach at New Mexico (2009-11), as the offensive coordinator at Illinois (2005-08) and as an assistant at other places such as Florida.
Some in the football world posted condolences for Locksley and his family once news broke about his son’s death on Monday, including former Alabama offensive coordinator and current Florida coach Jim McElwain and former NFL executive and current ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick.
Matt Zenitz is an Alabama beat writer for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.
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Published at Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:32:11 +0000