In yet another act of violence on a historically Black college campus in Atlanta, a Morehouse student was shot as he headed home from the library early Monday morning, according to police.
The student, who was being treated for a gunshot wound at Grady Memorial Hospital, was the victim of a robbery, police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His name was not released.
Just last month, a Spelman student was killed and a Clark-Atlanta student was wounded when gunfire broke out during a fight on Clark-Atlanta’s campus. A student from nearby ITT, a technical college, was arrested and charged with murder in the incident.
In Monday’s assault, the robber – described as a short Black man in his mid-20s and wearing a green Army-type jacket and black skull cap – rifled through the victim’s pocket, taking his wallet, cell phone, iPod and laptop computer Atlanta police Sgt. J. Ludwig told the newspaper. The victim, also in his mid-20s, told detectives that the assailant "came out of nowhere on Lawton Street and told him to get down on the ground."
However, "the armed robber started walking away and the victim got up and jumped on the armed robber because he was so much smaller than him, trying to get his stuff back," Ludwig said. "A struggle ensued and the gun went off."
The bullet went through the victim's elbow, and he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is in good condition, Ludwig said. Investigators recovered a single 9mm shell casing from the scene, along with the victim's iPod, the Journal-Constitution reports.