Auburn redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed

Dec 14, 2014 3:58 PM

AUBURN, Alabama (AP) - Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell has been shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews tells 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.

Matthews says an investigation is ongoing and no suspects are in custody

Mitchell redshirted this season for the Auburn Tigers out of nearby Opelika High School. He was expected to contend for a starting spot next season at H-Back and tight end.

Mitchell missed his senior season at Opelika as he recovered from an ACL injury. He rushed for 392 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013 as a junior.

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