According to reports, officials in Alabama said that a promising star athlete was shot and killed while trying to end a fight at a party.
Reginald T. Summage, 20, a sophmore at Tuskegee University and wide receiver for their Golden Tigers football team, was an honors student studying construction science management, People reported.
The Tuskegee Police Department stated that Summage was shot after a fight at an on-campus party. AL.com reported.
According to the news outlet Jennifer Jordan, Tuskegee Police chief, it is believed that he was trying stop a fight.
When officers responded to the area of Washington Plaza in the 700 block of West Martin Luther King Highway, Summage had been severely wounded. The news outlet reported that Summage was taken to hospital and declared dead.
According to the police chief, they are conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting.
Marquavius Lee debro, 21 was identified as the alleged shooter. Summage was then taken into custody and he was charged with murder.
Debro, who isn’t a student, is currently being held in Macon County Jail, on $150,000 bond.
A date has not yet been set for Debro’s next court appearance, according to the Macon County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
He has not yet retained legal counsel, according to the clerk’s office.
The Tuskegee University community was devastated by the news of Summage’s unexpected and tragic death, according to the Tuskegee University Alumni-Southern Region.
They issued a statement Saturday Facebook. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Reginald’s family and friends,”Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, president of Tuskegee university, said that people reported.
“Losing such a young and talented member of our Golden Tiger family to a senseless act of violence is always tough. We extend our deepest condolences and support to all who loved him at this incredibly difficult time.”
Football coach and athletic director Reginald Ruffin described Summage as “a model student-athlete, and inspired his teammates and friends with optimism and care for others.”
The school offered counseling and support services to both students and faculty.