On Tuesday night around 11 p.m. ET, Jermane Darnell Clark, a linebacker for North Carolina A&T University, was shot and killed outside of his home in Greensboro, N.C.
North Carolina A&T confirmed the news on Wednesday morning on its official Twitter account:
We regret to announce the loss of one of our students, Jermane Darnell Clark, 22, who died Wed, April 30. #NCAT— North Carolina A&T (@ncatsuaggies) April 30, 2014
The Associated Press (via the Charlotte Observer) reported the story on Wednesday after learning about the homicide and provided more details on the situation:
Capt. Mike Richey said it appears Clark was approached by one or more people and an argument started and he was shot. Police don't know what sparked the argument and have not determined a motive, although investigators do not think Clark was robbed.
Clark was taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he died.
While Clark was a student at North Carolina A&T, the university does not have anything to do with the shooting, Richey said.
Jamal Fox, a former N.C. A&T adjunct professor, spoke about the ongoing investigation and how he plans to help put the pieces together, per Sarah Newell Williamson of the News & Record:
In the coming weeks we will invite residents in and around the college communities to become actively involved in helping to create a dialog and action steps designed to address these issues. By working together, we will continue to make Greensboro a safer city.
Stephanie Ando of WGHP Fox 8 also provides more information about the investigation and ceremonies taking place to honor Clark:
Greensboro police believe several people were involved with Jermane Clark's shooting. Still determining who is responsible. #NCAT— Stephanie Ando (@Stephanie_Ando) April 30, 2014
Clark played in all 11 games for the Aggies last season after transferring from Colorado following the 2012 season. The 6'2", 195-pound linebacker was ranked No. 93 in the state of North Carolina coming out of R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Another local college in UNC-Greensboro along with Rocco Scarfone, a defensive back at East Carolina, shared their condolences over Twitter:
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of @ncatsuaggies student Jermane Darnell Clark, who died today.— UNCG Cheerleading (@UNCGcheer) April 30, 2014
RIP Jermane...youre in gods hands now....seems like just yesterday we were signing our NLI. pic.twitter.com/rJwjA4aKnB— Rocco Scarfone (@Scarfone_ECU) April 30, 2014
The team will have to return to action this upcoming season without the sophomore starter and hope to bounce back from the tragic loss. Following a 7-4 season, the Aggies just wrapped up their spring game with Clark on the field and will have to prepare for Alabama A&M minus the linebacker.
Not much is known about the incident at this time, but more information will be added as the details are announced. Our hearts go out to Clark's family, friends and the entire A&T program in this time of sorrow and mourning.
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