Tuskegee University Football Player Fatally Shot While Reportedly Trying To Break Up A Fight

Reginald T. Summage was only 20 years old.

According to, Reginald T. Summage, wide receiver for the Tuskegee Golden Tigers, was found injured in the parking lot of Washington Plaza on March 18 at 11:50 p.m. Tuskegee Police Chief Jennifer Jordan said there was a fist fight at an off-campus party and the 20-year-old was trying to stop the altercation.

On March 19, a 21-year-old named Marquavius Lee Debro was taken into custody and charged with Summage’s murder, the outlet reports. However, Chief Jordan did not reveal any other details.

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Tuskegee University President Dr. Charlotte P. Morris said in a statement, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Reginald's family and friends. Losing such a young and talented member of our Golden Tiger family to a senseless act of violence is always tough. We extend our deepest condolences and support to all who loved him at this incredibly difficult time."

Summage was from Montgomery, Alabama, a sophomore majoring in construction science management and was an honor roll student during the 2021 academic year.

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