Suspect arrested in WSSU shooting

A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged in the shooting at Winston-Salem State University that left one student dead […]
 Jarrett Jerome Moore
Jarrett Jerome Moore

A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged in the shooting at Winston-Salem State University that left one student dead and another injured.

The suspect, Jarrett Jerome Moore or Charlotte, had once been a student at the school, according to media reports. He was arrested in Charlotte after a brief foot chase, WXII reported.

Moore was charged with murder and discharging a weapon on education property. Jail records indicate he had been arrested at least twice previously this year in Mecklenburg County.

Anthony White Jr., a second-year student at the school, died from a gunshot wound shortly after homecoming festivities were set to end. He was unresponsive when investigators found him in a parking lot and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second student was treated at a hospital and released.

In a statement posted on the school’s Facebook page, Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson called the shooting “a tragedy and a tremendous loss to the Winston-Salem State University community.”

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“My thoughts and prayers are with the families, classmates, faculty and friends of Anthony,” he said. “The loss of such a bright young man is truly tragic.

“As a Ram family, we must pull together during this most difficult time,” he added. “We must support one other, care for one another, and uplift one another through the coming days and weeks. This incident does not define Winston-Salem State University. It does not reflect the loving, caring atmosphere we all know exists on our campus.”

Robinson said the school would hold a memorial service to honor White.

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