Man killed in shooting near Morehouse College ID’d as student

Tyrone W. Holmes, 25, of Savannah, was a student at Morehouse College and the recipient of both the Ronald McNair and Gates Millennium scholarships.
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Tyrone W. Holmes, 25, of Savannah, was a student at Morehouse College and the recipient of both the Ronald McNair and Gates Millennium scholarships.

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A man who was shot and killed last week at a home just across the street from Morehouse College’s Forbes Arena has been identified as a scholarship-winning student at the historic school.

Tyrone W. Holmes, 25, of Savannah, was found dead Nov. 3 with multiple gunshot wounds at the home on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, Morehouse officials confirmed. Officers responded to the house around 6:45 p.m. after getting reports of a person shot, Atlanta police Maj. D’Andrea Price said at the scene.

Holmes was a senior studying psychology and a decorated student, according to a letter sent out by the Morehouse administration.

He was a Ronald McNair Scholar as well as a Gates Millennium Scholar, both academic scholarships awarded to promising students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia. Holmes “was known by his family and friends to be a highly intelligent and good-natured young man who loved God,” the letter said.

Homicide detectives were dispatched and the investigation is ongoing, Price said. No arrests have been made, and police have not released any information about a suspect.

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