Virginia Tech linebacker Isi Etute has been charged with second-degree murder, according to multiple reports.
An incoming freshman, Etute was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred on May 31 and resulted in the death of a Blacksburg, Virginia, resident.
A hearing for Etute, who has been suspended indefinitely by the university and the football team, has been set for Thursday morning.
“The Virginia Tech and Town of Blacksburg communities are united in our shared concern for the welfare of all,” the university said in a statement. “Together, we denounce all acts of violence and stand together in support of one another. You don’t need to be close to this to be affected by this. If you need assistance or support, you are encouraged to reach out for help.”
A native of Virginia Beach, Etute was a three-star member of the Hokies’ 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder out at Frank W. Cox High School enrolled at Virginia Tech in January.
Etute is being held at Montgomery County Jail without bond.
–Field Level Media