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Man sentenced for fatally shooting UT football player

Michael Mitchell was found guilty on a charge of felonious assault with a gun specification. The charge carries 2 to 8 years.
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 3:24 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A judge sentenced a man convicted of shooting and killing a University of Toledo football player on Friday.

Michael Mitchell Jr. was sentenced to at least 9 years in prison for killing Jahneil Douglas. He was sentenced to 6-9 years for the felonious assault charge and another 3 years in prison for the gun specification.

Mitchell was acquitted on a murder charge and another felonious assault charge.

Police said Mitchell fatally shot Douglas outside of the Gino’s Pizza on Monroe Street after a fight in July 2020. He turned himself into police days after the shooting.

The attached video is from a previous report.

A scholarship fund is being set up for Start grad and UT football player Jahneil Douglas, who...
A scholarship fund is being set up for Start grad and UT football player Jahneil Douglas, who was killed in a July 7 shooting. (Photo from UT Athletics)(WTVG)

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