MURDER USA Meiko Anthony Locksley shot dead in Columbia neighborhood; son of former UMD football coach

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MURDER USA Meiko Anthony Locksley shot dead in Columbia neighborhood

Meiko Locksley shot dead in Columbia, son of former Maryland football coach Mike Locksley, at right.

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COLUMBIA, MD. While police try to figure out why the son of former Maryland football coach Mike Locksley was murdered, the downward spiral of Columbia from being an award-winning model city to a cesspool of crime is cited by posters on the Howard County Police Facebook page as being attributable to moving Section 8 tenants from Baltimore City.

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Locksley’s co-workers at a nearby Subway shop in Columbia told WBAL they were shocked and were clueless as to why anyone would kill him. 

 Howard County Police report that the shooting victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. Howard County police are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred last night in Columbia and is asking anyone with information to come forward.

Officers were called to the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Road at approximately 10:20 p.m. Sept. 2, 2017, for a report of an adult male with a gunshot wound.

The victim, Meiko Anthony Locksley, 25, of Grand Banks Road in Columbia, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead overnight.

Multiple callers reported hearing a single gunshot in the neighborhood and a resident located Locksley outside and called 911.

Police have no additional information about a possible suspect or motive at this time.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have been in the area and heard or seen something around the time of the shooting. Anyone with information about this incident should contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

Locksley was ordered by a Howard County District Court Judge to stay away from the residence of a victim of domestic violence in a final decision issued on Oct. 16, 2015. He was ordered to surrender his firearms and not contact or abuse the victim.

Locksley, of 2802 Bridal Wreath Court, in Woodbine, Md., entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault in Howard County District Court on March 4, 2015, and charges of attempting to disarm a police officer and property destruction was dropped

Locksley, of 2802 Bridal Wreath Court, in Woodbine, Md., entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault in Howard County District Court on March 4, 2015, and charges of attempting to disarm a police officer and property destruction was dropped as part of the plea deal.  THE DEAL: a verdict of Probation Before Judgement and a fine of $150 with no jail time.

Locksley was found guilty of assault in Baltimore County District Court on April 20, 2015, with seven other criminal charges dropped. Court records show no jail time or a fine, but Locksley was ordered to pay court costs. He was represented by Towson attorney Carl R. Gold.

Locksley was the son of Mike Locksley, a former head coach at the University of Maryland.

The News Gazette in Illinois reports that Meiko Locksley was Centennial’s starting quarterback as a junior in 2008, earning honorable mention All-Area honors after he threw for 961 yards and seven touchdowns with the Chargers.

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