A Clark Atlanta student faces felony aggravated assault charges for shooting a Morehouse student over pickup basketball game.
Police arrested 21-year-old Amir Obafemi on Saturday after he allegedly shot Cornileus Savage at the Samuel A. Archer Hall on Morehouse’s campus.
Savage was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is currently in stable condition. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
“We think it’s totally irresponsible to have a weapon on a college campus, let alone discharge it,” said Morehouse police Chief Vernon Worthy.
Many Morehouse students who were outraged by the violence on their campus united in an effort spread peace.
“I want people to still believe and still know that there are people who are promoting peace,” said Moore, a senior.
Moore said students will walk around campus placing roses in spots where students were victims of violence.
Morehouse President, John Silvanus Wilson Jr. believes the rally was timely in light of the recent violent events taking place in Atlanta as well as across the country.
“If the students don’t feel safe, they don’t learn,” Wilson said.
Wilson hopes university administrators all over the country will take action to make sure students feel safe on campus.
Campus police was alerted of another campus incident outside the shooting.
Another student had his iPhone snatched from his hand Saturday afternoon. When the victim tried to chase the robber, several of the suspect’s friends attacked the victim.
“They roughed him up and then fled the scene,” said Atlanta Police Department spokesman Gregory Lyon said.
The victim suffered cuts and bruises from the chase.