In recent news, Edmonton Elks running back Christian Saulsberry has passed away. The team announced on Saturday that the player was shot and killed near Memphis, Tenn. He had recently turned 25 on Monday. The news has surfaced all over the internet and has garnered the attention of netizens. According to the reports, he was shot in the abdomen and leg while attending a party in the early hours of Saturday. Without any further ado, let us check what happened to him and how did he die. Read the article below for further details.
Who Killed Christian Saulsberry?
Releasing a statement, Elks said that first and foremost, their hearts go out to his family during his incredibly difficult time. It was further added that their condolences are extended to his friends, including the many teammates and coaches both here in Edmonton and elsewhere, that he impacted throughout his football career. Following the announcement of the news, his fans and well-wishers are coming forward and expressing their heartfelt tributes. No one seems to believe the fact that he has died such a tragic death. DeSoto County Sheriff’s office said that Saulsberry was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.
Reports have been claiming forward that the officials have arrested 24-year-old Mark McDaniel at his home. Yes, Memphis Police detained Mark on Saturday afternoon and further charged him with second-degree murder. In a statement, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said that their hearts are heavy with the news of the passing of a member of their CFL family.
It is further added that Christian Saulsberry will be dearly missed by his family, friends, teammates, coaches, and loved ones. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew him and all those who were inspired by him”, added CFL Commissioner further.
Let us tell you that the five-foot-eight player is known for his speed. He was a two-time All Gulf South Conference selection at West Alabama, he led the team with 1,223 all-purpose yards during his senior season in 2019. Taking to Twitter Coach Chris Jones said that his heart hurts and went on to call Christian one of the nicest young men he has ever been around. Chris added that he brought so much love and energy to their organization and that they can not replace that big smile. He then extended his deepest condolences to his family. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates. Follow our site!