Mylan Hicks, the Calgary Stampeder, met with an unexpected death on Sunday in a shooting at the Calgary nightclub. Hicks succumbed to serious injuries which he suffered during the shooting that occurred outside the Marquee Beer Market at about 2:30 a.m.
Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel described the incident as a “terrible tragedy.” The 23-year-old joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in March and according to quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, Hicks was very hard working and “truly cared about making the team better.”
According to Defensive back Joshua Bell, Mylan Hicks was celebrating a comeback win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the nightclub when the shooting took place. He added that Hicks was like a “family” to him and that they used to spend time together at least once a week.
“I lost my little brother today,” he was quoted as saying by the Calgary Herald during a news conference. “I have a son at home and just in reflection, it kind of hits you. “That could have been me last night, and I have a wife and a son and a little one on the way.”
The Detroit Free Press reported that Mylan Hicks was the second member of the Big Ten championship of MSU 2013 and Rose Bowl team to die in 2016. MSU coach Mark Dantonio said he got the news over the phone at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
“A very competitive person and just enjoyed playing football and being around our program…,” Dantonio said. “He went 100 miles an hour. No. 6 was a beautiful person. Like Mike Sadler in a lot of ways, he just lit a room up when he walked in.”
Don Coleman, Calgary Police Insp., said that the argument started at the Calgary Club and escalated after moving outside and led Hicks being shot. Three suspects have been taken into custody and th incident is being investigated by the homicide.