This morning Auburn University lost a very solid freshman running back according to ESPN. Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.
Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews told The Associated Press that police responded at 12:25 a.m. Sunday to a shots fired call the Tiger Lodge apartment complex, where the 18-year-old Mitchell was found. Mitchell was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement that he was “devastated” by Mitchell’s death.
“I’m devastated and saddened by the passing of Jakell Mitchell. My thoughts and prayers are with Jakell’s family and friends, who are suffering through this senseless tragedy,” he said. “I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches, and we are going to love and support them through this difficult time. We have lost a member of our family too young, too soon.”