Thursday night at Savannah State University, college junior Christopher Starks was tragically shot inside the school’s Student Union building and died later at a local hospital. The school went on lockdown but resumed classed Friday at 10 a.m. Although no arrests have been made, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.
As more information was released regarding the shooting and the student’s name began trending on Twitter, those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing the Atlanta native were curious as to who he was. Here are 5 interesting facts about the late Christopher Starks.
He was a student athlete.
Starks attended Appalachian State University, where he not only studied communication-electronic media/broadcasting, but also played on the football team as a defensive back. On the school’s athletics page, the 6’1, 170 lb. player was described as having “game-changing speed.” But in 2013, he suffered an injury that ended his college football career. As a student at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia and Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia, he performed on the football and track teams.