BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fatal shooting of the son of former University of Maryland head interim football coach Mike Locksley.
Meiko Anthony Locksley was found shot in the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Rd. Sunday night.
Investigators are trying to figure out who murdered Locksley in a quiet Columbia neighborhood.
Police do not have a lot of answers just two days after the fatal shooting, and are still searching for a motive in this tragic killing.
Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward while the suspect is still on the loose.
Locksley was once a rising football star and the son of a long-time coach at the University of Maryland, but at just 25 year old, he was gunned down just blocks from where he lived.
“He was actually a really good person,” said Asianelle Viscoe, who lives near where the murder happened. “He was not in the streets or nothing.”
The call came in just after 10:15 p.m. Sunday night in Columbia.
Police responded to an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Rd., where multiple callers reported hearing a single gunshot.
Kendrick Sessomes heard what he thought was fireworks and witnessed the aftermath.
“It was right here, and the ambulance came and tried to resuscitate him for three minutes,” Sessomes said.
Locksley used to play football for the University of New Mexico, and then Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania. He was working at a Subway store just minutes away from where he was killed.
“We were shocked,” said Dotun Peters, who worked with Locksley at Subway. “Meiko is a good guy, hard working guy. We had no problems with him.”
His dad Mike, a former assistant and interim coach for the Terps, is now the co-offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama.
Coaches from around the country showed their support for Locksley, including Nick Saban.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the entire Locksley family,” Saban said during his press conference on Monday.
A tragedy that’s rocked parts of the college football world.
Investigators are begging for the public’s help to figure out what led to the bloodshed.
Police have not released any information on a potential suspect at this time.
Locksley leaves behind his mother and father, along with two brothers and a sister.
Anyone with information about this murder or who was in the area around the time of the shooting is asked to call police at (410) 313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.