Former Morgan State University Basketball Star Killed In D.C. Nightclub Shooting

Former Morgan State University basketball player, Blake Bozeman was fatally shot outside a nightclub in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night, according to police.

The shooting happened just before 12 a.m. at a nightclub in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast, in Washington, D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. In addition to Bozeman, two men and one woman were also shot and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

First responders administered aid, and Blake and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Bozeman, 31, died at a local hospital.

Credit: Morgan State University Athletics

Bozeman played basketball at Morgan State University as a starting guard for four years, between 2011 and 2015, where his father, Todd, was the program’s “winningest Division 1 coach in Morgan history,” according to a statement put out by the university.

Bozeman finished his playing career ranked No. 2 on the school’s all-time minutes leaderboard (3717), No. 4 in games played (123), and No. 3 in 3-pointers made (183). He averaged 7.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists. He scored 20 or more points five times during his senior season, including a season-high 25 points at North Carolina A&T on Feb. 23, 2015.

Bozeman earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Morgan State University.

The university sent its condolences to the Bozeman family and friends in a statement, saying “Our family was an extension of his and he was a shining example of what it means to be a student-athlete.”

According to CBS News Baltimore, the shooter is still on the loose and there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Police described the suspect as a Black male, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing a black hat and a white/cream sweater. He was last seen heading westbound on H Street, Northeast.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or anonymously submit a tip by sending a text message to 50411.

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