Former Oregon football signee Luke Hill arrested on attempted murder, assault charges

Police in Maryland on Tuesday arrested former Oregon football signee Luke Hill, and the state attorney's office has charged him with felony first-degree attempted murder, felony assault and other misdemeanor charges after he allegedly fired a gun multiple times from a car on Monday.

Hill's intended target was Rhode Island basketball signee Ishmael Leggett, who was standing in front of his home. Leggett wasn't hurt during the incident.

"I am aware of the situation with Ishmael Leggett and have been in contact with him and his family," URI coach David Cox said in a statement. "Thankfully, he was not harmed, as his well-being is my primary concern."

According to a District Court of Maryland charging document obtained by ESPN, Leggett told police that Hill called Leggett's girlfriend and "was threatening her about her current relationship." Hill had previously dated the woman, according to Leggett, whose name was redacted from the charging document.

Leggett told police he was playing basketball when he "observed the suspect in a white older vehicle with tint start shooting at him." Leggett's mother told police she was pulling into her driveway when she heard the shots. Police said they recovered seven .40 caliber shell casings from the street, and that the victim's house was struck twice by gunfire.

A neighbor's security camera recorded Hill's 2004 Acura fleeing the scene, according to the district court report.

After arresting Hill, police served a search warrant at his house and found three firearms in a secret compartment in his closet, one of which had an extended magazine with 22 .40 caliber rounds of ammunition.

"The caliber of handgun that was located in the defendant's bedroom is the same caliber as the fired shell casing recovered from the crime scene of the shooting," the report said.

In addition to the felony offenses, Hill, 18, is also charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of a loaded handgun, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of an assault weapon or magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds, unlawful use of a weapon during a felony, and reckless endangerment.

Hill, from Temple Hills, Maryland, is being held without bond in Prince George's County, according to jail records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19.

University of Oregon spokesperson Jimmy Stanton told ESPN that Hill was informed earlier this spring that he would not be joining the Ducks.

A source told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg that Hill never applied for admission to Oregon.

A Prince George's County Police Department spokesperson confirmed in an email to ESPN that Hill was "charged in connection with a non-contact shooting" that took place at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"The preliminary investigation revealed Hill shot at another male who was outside at that location," the spokesperson told ESPN. "The victim was not hurt. This was not a random crime."

Hill, who was ranked No. 151 overall and No. 12 at cornerback in the ESPN 300, was one of the most highly recruited players in Maryland. He had seven interceptions and eight pass breakups as a senior at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He chose the Ducks over scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia Tech and other FBS programs.

Leggett, a 6-foot-2 guard from St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C., signed with Rhode Island in November.

Leggett and Hill were formerly classmates at St. John's College High School.