Former College of Oregon soccer signee Luke Hill was arrested and charged Tuesday with first-degree tried homicide and different felony fees after he allegedly opened fireplace on one other athlete.
Hill, 18, is accused of firing from a automobile at a College of Rhode Island basketball recruit in a dispute involving Hill’s ex-girlfriend, in response to information experiences.
Police say Hill drove by the house of Ishmael Leggett and opened fireplace on him after calling Leggett’s girlfriend and “threatening her about her present relationship,” ESPN reported, citing a District Court docket of Maryland charging doc.
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The girl’s title was redacted from the doc, however she was recognized as Hill’s ex-girlfriend.
In response to court docket information, Legget advised police he was exterior taking part in basketball on Monday when he “noticed the suspect in a white older car with tint begin taking pictures at him.” The suspect drove off however not earlier than a neighbor’s safety caught Hill’s automobile leaving the scene.
Hill was arrested the next day and a search of his dwelling led police to 3 firearms hidden in his bed room closet.
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“The caliber of handgun that was situated within the defendant’s bed room is similar caliber because the fired shell casing recovered from the crime scene of the taking pictures,” the report acknowledged.
College of Oregon spokesperson Jimmy Stanton advised ESPN that Hill was advised within the spring that he wouldn’t be taking part in soccer for the Geese
Hill, a defensive again who graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore after withdrawing from St. John’s School Excessive College in Washington, D.C., throughout his junior yr, had dedicated to play for Oregon, however Coach Mario Cristobal advised The Oregonian that he was minimize earlier than the arrest.
“He was knowledgeable earlier this spring that he wouldn’t be a member of our program,” his assertion learn.
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One other supply advised ESPN that Hill by no means utilized for admission to Oregon.
He’s being held with out bond in Prince George’s County and is due again in court docket on June 19.