Tuskegee University student Bobby “BJ” Smith, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia was shot in the back at a party that was taking place on East Church Street in Tuskegee. Later he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He was new father with a baby less than a month old, friends say.
“The Tuskegee University community is mourning the unfortunate loss of one of our own,” said Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon. “We are all deeply affected by this terrible incident. Our prayers and condolences are with the [Smith] family…”