Tragedy Ghanaian student Samuel Kwarteng shot dead

Kwarteng was killed during an altercation on the 1200 block of W. Moore Street

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Samuel Kwarteng

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A 20-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student was shot to death around midnight on Thursday, while standing on a front porch of an off-campus home.

Samuel Kwarteng had come to VCU from his home city of Alexandria. He was a senior in the electrical engineering program.

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Kwarteng was killed during an altercation on the 1200 block of W. Moore Street.

One person, not affiliated at the school, was immediately arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Kwarteng died on the porch where he was shot.

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Samuel Kwarteng

 

VCU’s president, Michael Rao, assured students in a school-wide email that this was an “isolated incident”. The university is providing counseling to any bereaved.

"It is with great sadness that I inform the university community of the tragic death this morning of a VCU student.

"I am sure you join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Samuel's family and friends in this time of great loss. "The VCU Counseling Center has been alerted and its services are available to anyone who needs assistance in dealing with this tragic event," Rao said.

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Cousin of shooting victim says Sam Kwarteng, 20, was a senior at VCU studying in the electrical engineering program

Kwarteng died on the front porch of the home.

The suspect, Emmanuel E. Jordan, 20, of the 1200 block of West Moore Street, was arrested shortly afterward, Richmond Police said. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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