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Baltimore Police arrest man in deadly shooting of former Maryland football player David Mackall Jr.

Baltimore Police arrest man in deadly shooting of former Maryland football player David Mackall Jr.
Kalim Satterfield, 20, has been charged by Baltimore police with murdering former Maryland football player David Mackall Jr.

Baltimore Police arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday and charged him with the murder of former Maryland football player David Mackall Jr.

Kalim Satterfield, of Owings Mills, was arrested without incident on South Dolfield Road in Northeast Baltimore, police announced Friday. Satterfield is charged with murder, assault and gun charges.

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In charging documents, police provided few details about the events that led to the May 29 killing. Mackall was standing and talking with some men in the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue near Coppin State University. One of the men was a shirtless Satterfield, who then walked away.

“He left the block only to return less than 5 minutes later wearing the hooded sweatshirt and a shirt covering a portion of his face,” police wrote in charging documents. “The defendant then produced a 9 mm handgun, approached the victim and shot him to death in the middle of the street.”

Police did not say what caused the attack. Online court records did not list Satterfield’s attorney.

Police filed drug charges against Satterfield in April 2017, but dropped the charges within weeks. He pleaded guilty to a gun charge in September 2016, according to online court records.

Mackall, 28, was shot seven times in his head and body. Police found him in the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue in West Baltimore. He died at the hospital.

The Edmondson graduate played football at the University of Maryland from 2010 to 2011 before finishing his career at the University of Delaware from 2012 to 2013.

David Mackall, a former Edmondson and Maryland football player, was fatally shot May 29.
David Mackall, a former Edmondson and Maryland football player, was fatally shot May 29. (Kenneth Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Mackall spent a semester at Fork Union Military Academy before enrolling at Maryland, where he played for two seasons before transferring to Delaware. He was one of more than a dozen players to leave College Park in the aftermath of Ralph Friedgen’s firing in 2010.

Former Edmondson football coach Dante Jones Jones said Mackall was a “special young man” who was focused on caring for his two sons, ages 6 and almost 2.

“He was just an awesome young man — fearless, one of them players that played the game the right way, with passion, with aggression,” Jones said after Mackall’s death. “So smart, just so talented. He had a big heart. Just a fun-loving kid.”

Satterfield is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next month in Baltimore District Court.

"I hope that it brings some closure. Just hoping that everything is what it is, and it works out and ends in a conviction,” Jones said. “That's the biggest thing … [that] everybody can just have complete closure.”

Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jonas Shaffer contributed to this article.

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