I am so sad to report that one of my twitter follower’s was stabbed to death tonight (Sept. 15th) by her room-mate. The incident took place in a dorm room on the campus at Bowie State University, a historically black university located in Bowie, Maryland within the Washington D.C. metro area.
Out of respect for the immediate family who have not been notified as of yet, I will not reveal or post the female’s name or twitter page. Sources, say the female sophomore student was stabbed after some sort of confrontation around 8pm EST surrounding an ipod.
This definitely brings a somber tone to the air on the campus where student’s are in the mist of celebrating their 2011 homecoming festivities. Personally, this is a little too close for comfort as I knew of the young lady so please bare with me.
The stabbing happened around 8 p.m. in the 14000 block of Jericho Park Rd. Prince George’s County homicide detectives are at the scene.
Police tell ABC7’s John Gonzalez the student was stabbed on the second floor of the Christa McAullife Resident Hall. The female victim was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
It is unclear what lead up to the stabbing. University spokesperson Cassandra Robinson had “no details yet.”
This is just tragic…..I was plan on attending Bowie State’s homecoming parade on this Saturday and now this happens. All I’m going to say is that I spoke with the victim earlier today via twitter and now the young lady is dead. Words can not describe how I feel right now.
I also took the time out to read over her twitter timeline from what she tweeted today and a few things stood out at me. Hopefully, the proper authorities will look into those items during their investigation.
For now I will leave it here as the story is still developing. You just never know the day nor the hour. Life is just too short.
Update #1: 11:30PM
Update: #2 Sept. 16 – 7:50AM
The police have notified the family and the victim’s named has been released. As I suspected the victim as been identified as Dominique T. Frazier, 18, of Washington, D.C. (pictured below)
(Photo from her twitter account which I will not reveal out of respect)
Via WUSA9 in DC:
According to police:
“The suspect is in Maryland State Police custody, but will not be identified until charges are filed against her. She is a 19-year-old student at Bowie State University and was a roommate of the deceased. She is from District Heights, Md,” Maryland State Police said.
Bowie State University Police Department officers found Frazier in the hallway. She was bleeding from the upper torso and was unconscious, police said.
Police tried to revive the victim, but she died later, at the hospital, police said.
The suspect turned herself in at around midnight last night, police said.
“The preliminary investigation indicates the victim and suspect became involved in an argument in their suite that escalated into a physical confrontation. Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses. No one else was injured in the assault,” police said.
Please keep the family of Dominique Frazier and the entire campus/community of Bowie State University in prayers.
Update #3: Sept. 16th – 8:10AM
All classes & activities have been cancelled for today. A community gathering for consolation and support has been scheduled for 12 noon in the James Leonidas Physical Education Complex on campus. Bowie State University has also released the following statement via the school’s website: here
Photo via WUSA9