A college basketball player was fatally shot while sitting in a white Mercedes at a nature preserve over the weekend, authorities said.
Phil Urban, 20, played for Post University in before he was killed.
The six-foot-six athlete from Manalapan, who graduated from the prestigious Pennington School, was shot at around 7pm Saturday at the Hopewell Valley Nature Preserve, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Police said they discovered him ‘slumped over’ in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, which was parked on a trail.
Phil Urban (pictured) played for Post University in Connecticut before he was killed
He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
Urban died from a gunshot wound. His death is being investigated by homicide detectives and no arrests have been made so far.
The circumstances of his death have not yet been determined, but authorities said they believe he was planning to meet someone at the park.
Phil Urban was shot at around 7pm Saturday at the Hopewell Valley Nature Preserve (pictured), the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement
Urban recently joined the team at Post on a basketball scholarship. In a tweet from April the school wrote: ‘WELCOME…Phil Urban. Phil is a 6’6 skilled wing from Manapalan NJ who can play multiple positions. We are excited about what Phil will add to our team both as a player and person. Welcome to the nest, Phil!’
One of his former teams, the New Jersey Panthers, posted on Twitter in March: ‘The bouncy 6’6 wing has loads of potential and we can’t wait to see what he does at Post!’
An ex-coach tweeted about him at the time: ‘This kid has dealt with a lot of adversity in the last year and if I told you how he handled it, you’d be proud too!
The six-foot-six athlete from Manalapan graduated from the prestigious Pennington meu school (pictured)
‘Super excited for Philly man— stayed humble, trusted the process and accomplished a goal!’