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Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Alabama assistant football coach Mike Locksley's son was shot and killed


The son of a University of Alabama and former University of Maryland football coach has died after being shot Sunday night in Columbia, Maryland, authorities told our affiliate WJLA.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed in a press conference Monday that the son of co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Locksley was killed.

Howard County Police say they were called to the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Road at around 10:20 p.m. for a report of a man with a bullet wound. Officers say Meiko Locksley, 25, of Columbia was found by a resident and then officials had him taken to to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Officials said he was pronounced dead overnight.

Police have not released any information on a possible suspect in the shooting. Authorities, however, said multiple people called to report hearing the sound of one gunshot in the neighborhood.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," Saban said at the press conference.

Mike Locksley is from D.C. and served on the Maryland Terrapins' football staff from 1997-2002 and again as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-2015. He was also Maryland's interim head coach for six games in 2015 after the firing of former head coach Randy Edsall.

Stephen Pimpo of WJLA provided this report.

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