Arkansas Baptist College student murdered
|Updated: 6/19/2011 10:29 am
||Published: 6/18/2011 9:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Tonight, Little Rock police just named a murder suspect they want to question about the point-blank shooting death of an Arkansas Baptist College student.
A manhunt is underway for 33-year-old Andre Graves. He's wanted for the first-degree murder of Cory Young. Police found Young in Little Rock late Friday night shot in the head and chest.
Little Rock police have not yet provided us with a motive for the shooting that claimed the life of Young who was on the path to bettering his life at Arkansas Baptist College.
Cory Young was proud to be at Arkansas Baptist College. Just four days ago, Dean of Students Brian Miller says he saw Young at this gas station.
"He was very energetic and he made a personal committment to get his college degree," said Miller.
But after that conversation, Miller never knew that would be last time he'd hold a conversation with the honor student. Young was gunned down near the spot where Miller last spoke to him. Witnesses say the driver of a red Camaro called Young over to the car. When Young went over the driver -- who police identify as Andrea Graves -- shot Young four to five times and drove off. Its still a shock to the Arkansas Baptist College family.
"A lot of students are extremely sad right now. He was a people person," said Miller.
The 30-year-old student stood out because of his age but he used that to help his classmates. He talked to the students about staying on the right path and avoiding pitfalls like joining a gang.
"We appreciate him for sharing that with the young guys and hopefully deterred them from joining gangs," said Miller.
A student who's already missed.
"He kept it real and told them exactly things they could possibly face what was going on in this area," Miller said.
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