NBLC Star Mills Shot Dead In Chicago

By Ian Shalapata

(CHICAGO, IL) – Former London Lightning player Jonathan Mills was shot dead outside a west Chicago laundromat earlier today. Mills, 26, was shot multiple times, according to Chicago Police, and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Mills was a high school star who last played the small power forward position with the Lightning of the National Basketball League of Canada during the 2014-15 season. He was recently playing with the Chicago Fury of the Midwest Basketball League after being suspended for the 2015-16 NBLC season, “… for conduct detrimental to the bests interests of the league.”

Mills played college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi after graduating from North Lawndale High School.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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