Our hearts go out to Alabama as one coach is dealing with a tragic loss Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field against the Florida State Seminoles prior to their game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Locksley is dealing with a very personal tragedy. His son was shot and killed over the weekend, head coach Nick Saban announced during his press conference on Monday.

Saban didn’t provide any further details about the incident, however, an ABC 2 News report out of Columbia, Maryland identified 25-year-old Meiko Locksley as the victim of an alleged shooting that took place at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.

According to police, multiple 911 calls were made after a single gunshot was heard outside of Locksley’s home. No additional information has been released about the suspect at this time.

Locksley was a walk-on at New Mexico for one season in 2011 during his father’s final season as head coach. He was dismissed by the program shortly after his father’s termination following several off-field incidents.

The older Locksley joined the Alabama coaching staff as an offensive analyst in March 2016 and was promoted to an on-field coaching role in January 2017. He has previously worked as a head coach at New Mexico and Maryland (interim), as well as an assistant at Florida, Illinois, Army and several other programs.

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