Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a North Carolina A&T football player during an apparent drug deal gone bad, according to Greensboro police.
Jermane Darnell Clark, a linebacker at North Carolina A&T, was killed outside a residence earlier this week, reports said.
On Thursday, police arrested Kendrick Louis Robinson, 22, and Lemiah Sanders Jr., 20, on first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon complaints. Neither man is a N.C. A&T student.
According to Greensboro police, Clark was shot about 11 p.m. Tuesday after he was approached by multiple people and later shot in the midst of an argument.
At about 11 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting in the 400 block of Stedman Street. When they arrived, they found Clark, who lived at 425 Stedman St., lying in the road.
Clark, 22, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police determined Robinson and Sanders shot Clark during a drug deal.
According to investigators, Clark was selling about $200 worth of marijuana when the sale turned into some kind of altercation and the suspects shot him and then robbed him before fleeing the scene.
“It appears that it was a discussion, and again, we’ll never know probably all the details of the discussion, but it began as a discussion or a meet, and then it progressed into one party or another not being happy with each other and which then led to a struggle and then our victim was shot,” Captain Mike Richey with the Greensboro Police Department said.
Richey says there’s no indication Clark had a weapon on him.
School officials, students and the surrounding community mourned Clark’s death.
“He seemed down to earth, had pretty eyes,” said student Kayla Tripp . “I never thought something like this could happen.”
Said head coach Rod Brodway: “This is a tragedy for our university and our football team.”
No words. I know those pretty brown eyes are watching over us all. I love you Jermane Darnell Clark..always baby always.
— sleepeasyBaby (@_watChmewrk) April 30, 2014
#ncat #hbcu College Football Player, Jermane Darnell Clark, Fatally Shot In Greensboro:… http://t.co/VXo7HPrwBB http://t.co/tTbNyyzvu9 — HBCU News (@hbcunews) April 30, 2014
Memorial continues to grow for Jermane Clark. @myfox8 @ncatsuaggies #ripJermaneClark pic.twitter.com/eBlwIF1Wuy
— Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) April 30, 2014
Clark, a Colorado transfer, played in six games for North Carolina A&T in 2013.
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