Former Detroit Man who played for the Calgary Stampeders Shot to Death


[Photo Credit: Calgary Stampeders]

CALGARY, CANADA – Calgary Stampeder, Mylan Hicks, who was born in Detroit, was shot to death early Sunday morning at a night club.

Hicks, 23-years-old, was a former MSU defensive back.  The Calgary Stampeders posted to their website:

“The Calgary Stampeders are devastated by the news of the death of team member Mylan Hicks.

Mylan’s life was taken in act of violence early on Sunday morning.

“Obviously this is an extremely difficult and upsetting time for the players and staff,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “It’s a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mylan’s family.”

“The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy,” said Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. “Our sympathies to Mylan’s family and to the Stampeders family of players, coaches and staff.”

Mylan Hicks was shot at the Marquee Beer Market on 46 Avenue and MacLeod Trail. Three male suspects from Calgary were taken into custody just after 2:30 a.m. MT.

Investigators said the victim was rushed to the Foothills Hospital with critical injuries where he later died.

It is unclear at this time what prompted the shooting.

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