Lugela, 19, was one of three men detained after the shooting outside a Calgary nightclub on early Sunday morning. Hicks, who last played for the Spartans in 2014, died from gunshot wounds shortly after arriving at the hospital. He was on the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders’ practice squad.
According to CBC, police said they believe a fight inside the nightclub between two groups, one Hicks was with and the other Lugela was with, spilled outside, where the shooting took place.
The two other suspects detained by police have been released, according to CBC.
Lugela will appear in court on Sept. 30.