Suicide ruled out in death of Colorado football player

September 25, 2018 GMT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a gunshot wound that killed a Colorado college football player wasn’t self-inflicted but aren’t releasing many details about the shooting.

Twenty-one-year-old Brett Ojiyi was shot Saturday at a home near Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The running back from Los Angeles had been a four-year member of the university’s football team.

In a statement, police said Monday that they concluded his shooting wasn’t a suicide based on numerous interviews and evidence they gathered. The Daily Sentinel reported that Mesa County Coroner Dean Havlik said Ojiyi died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said they’ve identified everyone involved in the incident and all are cooperating. No arrests have been made but police said they don’t believe that there is any public safety threat related to the shooting.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,