Jahneil Douglas, a 22-year-old defender of the Toledo Rockets, was shot late Tuesday evening.
According to a report by local broadcaster WTOL, Douglas was shot in front of Ginos Pizza at around 11:30 p.m. after police said a fight had broken out between two men.
Police arrested 24-year-old Michael Mitchell on Wednesday for murder.
Douglas, a junior, grew up in Toledo and attended Start High School, where he played both offensively and defensively, and was named AP All-Ohio’s first team in 2016.
Douglas, a communications major, appeared in 12 games in his first two seasons with the Rockets.
Toledo coach Jason Candle tweeted a statement Wednesday morning, calling Douglas a “bright and hard-working young man who was loved by all of his teammates and coaches.”
Those we love never really leave us. JD will be part of the Rocket Family forever and his infectious smile will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with him and his family. #RIPJD #OneRocket pic.twitter.com/ROrKcWUyyG
– Jason Candle (@CoachCandle), July 8, 2020
Toledo vice president and sports director Mike O’Brien also released a statement Wednesday.
“We were all shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jahneil Douglas,” he said. “This is a devastating loss for our football team and university and a very sad day for all of us in Rocket Nation. Our deepest condolences go to Jahneil’s family and friends.”