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By Jake Trotter Published: August 31, 2007

/> "Our goal is to always work as quickly and thoroughly as possible to assist our members,” NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said. "This was a tragic situation, but we're glad we could assist the family and the institution.”

Mitchell, 17, was on his way to Westfield for a football scrimmage on Aug. 24 when a fight broke out between Mitchell and 19-year-old Emile "Rusty” Lewis over ownership of a dog, according to police.

Police said Lewis went to his apartment and returned with a rifle, shooting Mitchell several times and killing him.

Police have arrested Lewis and charged him with murder.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops received an additional waiver from the NCAA to visit Mitchell's family, which he will do today.

Mitchell's funeral service will be held Saturday at Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston.

Donating to the Mitchell fund
If you would like to donate, checks may be mailed to:The O Club

McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics

Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

180 W Brooks St.

Norman, OK 73019

Checks must be made payable to the O Club and must be designated for the Mitchell fund in the memo. All checks must be received by Sept. 13.

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