By Sandra Rose  | 

One man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Spelman student Jasmine Lynn who was struck in the chest by a stray bullet as she returned to her dorm last night.

A memorial for Jasmine Lynn is scheduled for 8 p.m. in front of Spelman’s main gate on Westview Drive. The memorial is being organized by students, not the college, a campus spokeswoman said.

Lynn, of Kansas City, Mo., was walking south on James P. Brawley Drive around 12:30 a.m. when a fight broke out among a group of men on the corner of Mitchell Street and James P. Brawley Drive.

A friend who was walking with Lynn saw the altercation and the gun and she warned Lynn to take cover, but it was too late. Police questioned one man at Grady hospital who was chased, tackled and stomped by bystanders who were tired of the senseless violence.

But police say the gunman got away.

Danays Marquez, a Morris Brown College freshman from Miami, said she heard 5 gunshots and saw Lynn fall to the ground. “She was drenched in blood and it looked like she was taking her last breath,” said Marquez.

Jerome Jones, an 18-year-old student from Clark Atlanta, was struck in the wrist by a stray bullet. He was treated at Grady Memorial and released.

Loneia Powell, a 20-year-old Clark Atlanta junior from Columbus, said it’s not unusual to hear gunshots near the campus.

“Look at the area we’re near,” she said. “It happens all the time.”

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  • pointhimout

    yeah i heard about this earlier today. isn't it crazy how these schols are in the worst areas? howard, the AU center, etc. When I was at the AUC, the raggedy, project liked housing mixed in with the campus surprised me. Sad story for this young lady and her family. 19.

  • Krysi J

    Ummmmm.....do me a favor and find a more flattering picture so that I don't get distracted from whats SO MUCH more IMPORTANT.

    R.I.P

  • Anna

    The memorial is being organized by students, not the college, a campus spokeswoman said
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    Not sure what the importance of that statement was but, doesn't the school have any compassion to do something for the grieving students and to counsel them? My biggest fear when my kids went off to college to live in dorms was that they have more freedom to stay out longer. Prayers to all who knew and loved her, may she RIP.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Krysi J Says:
    Ummmmm…..do me a favor and find a more flattering picture so that I don’t get distracted from whats SO MUCH more IMPORTANT.

    R.I.P

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    That's the only pic of her that I can find online. Let me know if u find a more flattering pic. RIP Jasmine.

  • Krysi J

    That’s the only pic of her that I can find online. Let me know if u find a more flattering pic. RIP Jasmine.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    I was unsuccessful as well...seems that no one else has really touched on this story except you...o well I tried.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I was just at Spellman a few weeks ago to help CBW's daughter get settled into her dorm. Wow, I have to check on her. This is so sad. Her parents have to take her home in a body bag.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Is Delaware State University the on HBCU not stationed in the ghetto?

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I just saw the victim's mother on the Channel 2 news. I am distaught.

  • Daisy

    My HBCU n NC was n the hood we heard gunshots all the time in the projects behind the dorm I stayed n

    RIP

    Krysi u are dead wrong but that was funny as hail lol

  • pointhimout

    thats what im saying. most hbcu's seem to be in ghettos where gunshots and liquor stores are the norm. west end mall??? what? forget about it. only god knows why it's still opened. that popeyes is convenient though, on lee, i must admit.

    attorneymom, i guess so (delaware state). Even GA Tech is located in a rough area. what gives, im not sure. i guess the bottom line is this was senseless and nothing is going to bring the poor young lady back to the arms of her mom.

  • Krysi J

    well i didnt mean to be funny, I was just being honest, but if thats the only decent picture Sandra has than Im very sorry.

  • Anna

    Krysi J Says:

    well i didnt mean to be funny, I was just being honest, but if thats the only decent picture Sandra has than Im very sorry
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    Krysi J don't feel bad. When I saw the pic I thought the same thing. It's human nature. Ppl don't realize that social networking is being viewed by all. Your College Professors and future boss. I feel so bad at what happend to all these ppl. It amazes me that our ppl can't get things together. We give millions to HBCU and can't rebuild them in safer neighborhoods. Did anyone not put two and two together and realize our Historical Black Colleges are in the hood? Why are we still segrgating ourselves? A schools locaation has history but nothing can stop anyone from building a new school and keeping the same name. Just a thought.

  • Daisy

    Anybody watchin housewives? That darn NeNe is a fool!

    Anna u can't just move or close all HBCUs until they can be put n safer areas I wish it were that easy

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom
  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Sandra, don't approve my comment just use the picture. It is better than the one you posted of the victim. Thanks.

  • KayCeiSoul

    God bless this child's mother, family and friends. This is so sad!