Police in North Carolina have arrested and charged Jarrett Jerome Moore in the shooting death of a student on the Winston-Salem State University campus, the Associated Press reported Monday. Anthony White Jr. of Charlotte was shot dead in a campus parking lot Sunday.
Moore, 21, a former WSSU student, is charged with murder in the death of White, 19, Winston-Salem police Capt. Catrina Thompson said at a news conference Monday. A second student was wounded in the gunfire and was released from the hospital Sunday, but police would not say whether Moore would face related charges. The name and condition of the second victim have been withheld.
Police said Moore was arrested by Charlotte authorities after a short foot chase on Monday morning for outstanding warrants unrelated to the campus shooting. He was then charged with murder and possession of a weapon on a campus by the Winston-Salem police.
White was a second-year information technology student at WSSU, ABC 11 reported. He had been an accomplished football player at Belton-Honea Path High School in Honea, South Carolina, but he chose to focus on academics rather than go for a spot on the college team, his mother said.
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University Chancellor Elwood Robinson said in a Facebook post that White had been “excited and enthusiastic about his future,” and called upon the campus community to pull together and support one another over the coming weeks.
"He frequently shared inspirational messages on social media and was looking forward to a bright future after earning his degree at WSSU," Robinson wrote. "The loss of such a bright young man is truly tragic."
The shooting occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday at a parking lot near two dormitories. The campus was locked down for more than three hours afterward.