La’El Collins, who is supposed to be a 1st round draft pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, is being sought by police because they’d like to ask him a few questions about his ex-girlfriend who was shot and killed last week.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news today, but noted that Collins is not a suspect. Police just want to talk to him because of his prior relationship with the woman, Brittney Mills, 29. She was shot and killed Friday at her apartment. It’s unclear what happened, what the motive was, or who shot her. She was pregnant and the baby survived. She also has a 10-year old daughter.
According to Schefter, an attorney for Collins has retained the services of a private investigator to prove that Collins was nowhere near the murder.
UPDATE: According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, teams were told that Collins is not a suspect, and had not had contact with the victim since September, but police want to question the former LSU lineman about “paternal responsibility.”