Former University of Oregon soccer signee Luke Hill was arrested and charged Tuesday with first-degree tried homicide and different felony prices after he allegedly opened fireplace on one other athlete.
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 current relationship,” ESPN reported, citing a District Court of Maryland charging doc.
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The girl’s identify was redacted from the doc, however she was recognized as Hill’s ex-girlfriend.
According to courtroom information, Legget informed police he was exterior enjoying basketball on Monday when he “noticed the suspect in a white older car with tint begin capturing at him.” The suspect drove off however not earlier than a neighbor’s safety caught Hill’s automotive leaving the scene.
Hill was arrested the next day and a search of his house 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 capturing,” the report acknowledged.
University of Oregon spokesperson Jimmy Stanton informed ESPN that Hill was informed within the spring that he wouldn’t be enjoying soccer for the Ducks
Hill, a defensive again who graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore after withdrawing from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., throughout his junior yr, had dedicated to play for Oregon, however Coach Mario Cristobal informed The Oregonian that he was reduce earlier than the arrest.
“He was informed earlier this spring that he would not be a member of our program,” his assertion learn.
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Another supply informed ESPN that Hill by no means utilized for admission to Oregon.
He is being held with out bond in Prince George’s County and is due again in courtroom on June 19.