non-Cuban baseballs KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 26: Baseballs are seen during a workout the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

According to the Atlanta Police Department, Clark Atlanta baseball star Jatonne Sterling was shot and killed Tuesday night. He was 20 years old.

The shooting had taken place about a mile away from the Clark Atlanta campus near a church, Apparently, the victim knew the person who shoot him and they got into some kind of altercation.

According to a report from TMZ Sports, the APD responded to the scene of the crime at around 1:42 p.m. and found Sterling suffering from a gunshot wound. They said he was “not alert, conscious, or breathing and was pronounced deceased on the scene.”

The suspect in this case,  25-year-old Keontay Holliman-Peoples, was arrested and charged with murder. Meanwhile, Sterling is being mourned by the Clark Atlanta community.

His head coach, Earnest Radcliff, said he thought of Sterling like a son.

“I don’t have any words to describe the hurt for this young man,” he said. “No parent should have to bury their child.”

No motive as yet has been given as to why the two got into an altercation that night.  Sterling’s death is just the latest in a number of violent incidents that have taken place at college campuses around the country.

Yet another senseless death of a young athlete.

{TMZ Sports}

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.