Nigerian student shot dead by his neighbor over ‘loud music’ in the US
October 15, 2019
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A Nigerian student was shot and killed by his neighbor after they reportedly got into an argument over loud music.
18-year-oldOluwafemi Oyerinde, a freshman at the Kennesaw State University in Georgia was shot and killed outside his Stadium Village apartment shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6. He was studying mechanical engineering and had dreams of joining the military.
Oyerinde’s father Wole told Channel 2’s Christian Jennings they believe that the shooting stemmed from an argument over loud music.
The Cobb County Police Department have issued an arrest warrant for the man accused of killingOluwafemi Oyerindeat the Stadium Village apartment complex.
The CCPD is chargingKashman Rael Thomaswith murder and two counts each of aggravated assault. Thomas is accused of killing 18-year-old Oyerinde. Two other people were also shot and wounded that day, 18-year-oldKhalil Bennettand 18-year-oldJarius Bonner.
Investigators later discovered 159 grams of what they suspected to be marijuana in Thomas’ room after a search was conducted. Thomas was also charged with possessing over an ounce of marijuana, according to the AJC.
KSU spokeswoman Tammy Demel also confirmed in a statement that Oyerinda was a KSU student.
“It is with profound sadness that the University confirms the deceased victim, 18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde, was an enrolled student at Kennesaw State University,” Demel said.
On Monday, October 14, a student-led candlelight vigil was held for Oyerinde at the Legacy Gazebo on the Kennesaw campus.
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