University Of New Mexico Baseball Player From North Texas Shot, Killed Outside Club

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The funeral for a University of New Mexico baseball player who was fatally shot outside an Albuquerque club will be held next week in his native Texas.

Jackson Weller was a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher from Keller, Texas who transferred to UNM from Gateway Community College in Phoenix.

Jackson Weller (photo: University of New Mexico)

School officials say Weller wasn’t currently on the Lobos’ official roster because of injury, but was still part of the program and hoped to play again in the fall.

Albuquerque police say no suspects have been identified in the shooting early Saturday and their investigation continues.

UNM Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez released the following statement on the tragedy:

“The loss of Jackson Weller is devastating to the entire Lobo family. He was a very special young man whose absence will be…

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