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Arrest made in shooting death of Auburn University football player

Alabama authorities are investigating the death of Auburn University football player Jakell Mitchell.

The 18-year-old freshman was shot at an off-campus apartment complex early Sunday morning.

Mitchell later died from his injuries at the hospital.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Markale Hart on murder charges. 

Mitchell, who is not believed to be involved with any gangs or drugs, was expected to compete for a starting position on the football team next season.

Auburn University offered their condolences on their Twitter page saying "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jakell's family and friends".

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