NC A&T football player killed in shooting

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A member of the NC A&T Football team died of a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning. The victim, 22-year-old Jermane Clark, was a Winston-Salem native and current sophomore majoring in psychology.

“This is a tragedy for our university and our football team,” said NC A&T Head Football Coach Rod Broadway.

Officers responded to an assault reference in front of Clark’s home on Stedman Street at 11:04 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Clark was taken to Moses Cone Hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Police are in the process of identifying suspects and potential motives for the assault.

The 6’2 line backer attended R.J. Reynolds High School and Oak Ridge military academy and originally signed with the University of Colorado before transferring to NC A&T.

“I can’t express how deeply saddened we are by this loss,” said NC A&T Director of Athletics Earl Hilton. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and teammates. As a department, we will do all we can to comfort and support them.”

Grieving students awaiting funeral arrangements for Clark are encouraged to seek support from the university’s Office of Counseling Services.

Anyone with information related to the homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

 

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