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Nigerian-Born Boxer Isaiah Olugbemi Fatally Shot in Maryland




Isaih Olugbemi, a 27-year-old Nigerian-born boxer, was confirmed dead after being shot multiple times in Odenton, Maryland, on June 17.

According to local police, Olugbemi was found lying on Meadowmist Way with severe gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to the Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced dead, News About Nigeria has learnt.

Court documents reveal that surveillance footage captured a white male confronting Olugbemi with a handgun before shooting him multiple times and fleeing on foot.

The suspect was identified as Nicholas Giroux, a neighbor of the victim.

Police interviewed Giroux on June 18, during which he confessed to the crime. He has since been charged with first and second-degree murder. Giroux’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17.

Abraham Olugbemi, the victim’s brother, stated that Giroux had threatened Isaih at least twice with a gun earlier this year, once in January and again in June.

The motive behind the fatal shooting remains under investigation.

Isaih Olugbemi was a prominent figure in the boxing world, having achieved significant accolades.

He was a Junior Olympics gold medalist, a three-time Golden Gloves state boxing champion, and a two-time Open Regional champion.

The tragic loss of Olugbemi has sent shockwaves through the boxing community and his hometown, where he was known not only for his athletic prowess but also for his dedication and sportsmanship.