|North Carolina A&T Student Found Dead in Apartment|
|By Mike McCray -- Black College Wire|
Police responding to a suspicious activity call found the body of an A&T student early Saturday morning.
Sophomore Derek Hodge II was found dead in his apartment on Kay Street in Greensboro. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.
Affectionately known as "Lil D," the 21-year-old, Wendell, N.C. native was the victim of at least one gunshot wound and police have no suspects or motive in the case.
Students remembered Hodge's life on Facebook and around campus. His sister, Karla Hodge, started a Facebook group in his honor that at press time had nearly 1000 members.
A statement from his sister to that group said, "My brother Derek was my HEART and Iknow it was vice versa. Bad things happen to good people, surely my brother wasn't perfect but he was REAL and he loved everyone."
Rogers was also unable to elaborate on the suspicious activity reported or who made the call to authorities.
Mike McCray is editor in chief of The Register, the North Carolina A&T State University student newspaper, which originally published this article.
|Posted May. 01, 2008|
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