Tragic Loss: Brunswick High School Football Player’s Life Cut Short

Tragic news emerges from Brunswick, where a student athlete from Brunswick High School tragically lost his life on Tuesday evening, as announced on the football team’s Twitter page. Brunswick High School football player killed.

First Coast News has identified the victim as 16-year-old My’Kal Ellis, who was fatally shot in Brunswick. As per the information provided by his family, the incident happened as he was returning home from his football practice.

Shanyia Mack, a cousin of My’Kal, expressed her devastation to the media. “They shot him over nothing,” she stated.

My’Kal, who was expected to have an impressive season, played as a 6-foot sophomore running back for his high school, as per the school’s MaxPreps roster. One coach even likened his potential to that of Darius Slay, a notable player for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Inside sources shared with News 3 that Garrett Grady, the head coach, broke the heartbreaking news to the team, which has been left deeply upset by the incident. As of now, no arrests have been made in relation to the case.

My’kal’s elder brother, Syveion Ellis, is understandably grief-stricken after his younger sibling was fatally shot on Monday on Johnston Street in Brunswick. “My brother was a caring, intelligent young man. He wasn’t a troublemaker,” Syveion stated, devastated.

Brunswick Police Department reported receiving a distress call on Tuesday night about gunfire on Johnston Street. On arriving at the scene, they found Ellis unresponsive on the road. Family members shared that Ellis was nearing his home after football practice when he was shot.

Syveion Ellis recalled to Action News Jax the terrifying moment he heard the gunshots. He immediately rushed to his brother’s side upon hearing the gunfire. Brunswick High School football player killed.

Shameka Heidt, My’kal’s aunt, now seeks justice for her nephew’s untimely death.

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