Two young black boys were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jermane Clark, a North Carolina A&T State University football player, last week.
Greensboro natives, Kendrick Robinson, 22, and Lemiah Sanders Jr., 20, were charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Clark, 22, was found shot just after 11 p.m. on the street outside his home at 425 Stedman St. just west of campus. The Winston-Salem native was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Moses Cone Hospital.
Greensboro police allege Robinson and Sanders shot Clark and robbed him of $200, as well as 1/4 pound of marijuana. It’s not yet known if the three men knew each other.
Both suspects have criminal records. Robinson was convicted in 2012 of robbery with a dangerous weapon, while Sanders was convicted in March 2013 of felony possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.
Clark was a sophomore psychology major at A&T, and he was listed as a linebacker on the Aggie football team. He played in six of A&T’s 11 games last year and assisted on one tackle against Hampton.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Clark attended R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem for two years and was featured as a WXII Flow Athlete of the Week in 2009. He also attended Oak Ridge Military Academy and the University of Colorado before transferring to A&T.
The death of Jermane Clark makes him the third HBCU student athlete to be killed this year.
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