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Coroner: Ole Miss sprinter died from one gun shot wound in the head

Mississippi sprinter Rodney Lydale Lockhart

died from one gun shot to the front of his head, Lafayette County

Coroner Lonnie Weaver said Sunday.

Lockhart, a junior psychology major and member of the gold

medal-winning U.S. 1,600-meter relay team in the 2006 World Junior

Championships in Beijing, was found shot to death Saturday at his

apartment near the Ole Miss campus.

Weaver told The Associated Press that an autopsy was performed

Sunday.

"He died of a gunshot wound to the head," Weaver said, adding

that there were no other visible injuries on Lockart's body.

A man who answered the telephone Sunday at the Oxford Police

Department, declined to give his name, but said there was no new

information available on the shooting.

An athletic department spokesman referred all questions to a

university spokeswoman, who did not immediately return calls or an

e-mail seeking more information.

Funeral arrangements for the Vaiden native have not been

completed, an employee at Sanders & Sanders Funeral Home in Winona

said.

Police were called to Lockhart's apartment about 10 a.m.

Saturday after a 911 call from a man who said he found the runner

lying on the floor. The 20-year-old Lockhart was pronounced dead at

the scene, according to a news release by Oxford Police Chief Mike

Martin.

Lockhart's death is being investigated as a homicide by the

Oxford Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of

Investigations, Martin said.

At the 2006 SEC Outdoor Championships, Lockhart finished ninth

in the 400 meters and was a member of the 1,600-meter relay team

that finished eighth. At the 2006 SEC Indoor Championships, he

finished eighth in the 400 meters and was part of a 1,600-meter

relay team that finished fifth.

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