Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Southern Miss CB M.J. Daniels killed in a shooting

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles cornerback Marcus “M.J.” Daniels was shot and killed on Tuesday night. He was killed at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

At this time, no suspect has been arrested. An investigation is ongoing. Daniels was 21.

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Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene after being located at the 6300 block of Highway 49.

“We are asking the community for their help and to come forward with any information pertaining to this tragic incident and the untimely death of Marcus Daniels,” a Hattiesburg Police statement said. “We will share as much information as possible without jeopardizing the investigation. We are working closely with the university and local officials.”

Daniels transferred to Southern Mississippi for the 2023 season. According to the Clarion Ledger, the team planned on moving him to safety this upcoming season.

Before the shooting, Daniels was expected to be a starter again this season.

“The University of Southern Mississippi and the Department of Athletics mourn the loss of M.J. Daniels whose life was lost Tuesday evening during an incident that occurred off campus,” Southern Miss said in a statement. “We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.”

Before suiting up for Southern Mississippi, he played two seasons for the Ole Miss Rebels. He also was a four-star prospect in high school at George County in Mississippi.

If you have any information on this case, the authorities are asking you to contact the Hattiesburg Police Detectives at 601-545-4971.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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