Officials: Norfolk State football player, 18, fatally shot

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police and Norfolk State University officials say a freshman member of the college’s football team has been fatally shot.

Norfolk police said in a statement Saturday that officers responding to a report of a shooting Friday night found 18-year-old Nicholas Ackies with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Norfolk State said in a statement that Ackies was a defensive lineman originally from Richmond.

Police say 22-year-old Jaquan Anderson has been arrested in the shooting and charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held without bond, and it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

According to the college, Anderson is a Norfolk State graduate.


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