Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friends and fans of a student shot and killed at Savannah State University on Thursday night took to social media Friday to mourn the death HBCU student from DeKalb County.

In a statement posted early Friday on the university’s website, school officials said Christopher Starks, a junior, was shot during an altercation at the student union building.

“It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a Savannah State University student,” the statement said. “… Mr. Starks was the only individual transported to a medical facility following the incident. So far, no arrests have been made.”

WTOC-TV in Savannah reported Starks, who recently turned 22, was from Lithonia and graduated from Miller Grove High School.

After graduation, Starks first attended Appalachian State University, where he was a defensive back on the football team.

Student from DeKalb County killed in Savannah State shooting photo
Christopher Starks (Credit: WTOC-TV)

Starks was an aspiring rapper who performed under the stage name “Booley Boo.”

Among the comments posted on Twitter with the hashtag #RIPBooley:

“I’d be telling a lie if I said I wasn’t gone cry!” – Stephon Brown Jr.

“I loved recording you and taking pics for you.” – Jeffery Jackson

“Gone too soon. Black men stop the violence,” and “Man I’m losing it over this one.” – Call Me Beautiful

“I can’t shake this feeling. Losing a friend is not easy!” – JuicyJaye

“Heart heavy this morning. I still can’t believe it.” – Tamara

Since the university is a state institution, the GBI is leading the investigation, assisted by Savannah State police.

In a statement released late Friday morning, GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said the shooting “appeared to be an isolated incident.” read more