USF linebacker Kion Wilson was absent from Tuesday’s opening football practice to mourn the loss of his brother, Kellon Wilson, who was shot and killed in Miami Gardens on Saturday.
“My heart goes out to Kion and his family,” USF football coach Jim Leavitt said in a statement. “This is a very difficult situation and we are completely supportive of his family during this time.”
Leavitt and defensive line coach John Hendrick will attend a funeral service for Kellon Wilson in Miami on Saturday.
According to a Miami Gardens police report, Kellon Wilson, 25, was fatally shot at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Police have arrested Louis Lee Bradshaw on a charge of first-degree murder and Christina Steward-Bradshaw on charges of accessory after the fact.
The report said the argument was the result of a relationship the victim had with Steward-Bradshaw.