Former Michigan State Spartan defensive back Mylan Hicks was killed Sunday in a shooting at a Calgary nightclub.  The 23 year old Detroit native was on the practice squad of the Calgary Stampeders.  The team says  Hicks' "life was taken in an act of violence."   Police are looking into a shooting outside the Marquee Beer Market in the Canadian city, about 800 miles north of Boise Idaho.

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Police say the shooting may have resulted from an altercation that started inside the club.  They have three suspects in custody.

Hicks, who signed with the Stampeders in May and was on Calgary's practice roster, was born in Detroit.  At Michigan State, he recorded a career-high 19 tackles and four pass breakups in nine games during his senior year in 2014.

Hicks signed with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 before being released at the end of training camp.