Mother pleads for answers in son's shooting at Savannah State

Mother of slain Savannah State student pleads for help

The mother of a DeKalb student shot to death while away at college pleaded on Tuesday for help solving her son’s murder.

Sharron Starks during a press conference asked students who may know something to come forward with information about the death of her 22-year-old son, Christopher Starks.

For a mother to send her child away to college and see him come home in a body bag is very, very painful, Sharron Starks said during the press conference.

Christopher Starks, who graduated from Miller Grove High School in 2012, was a junior at Savannah State University when he was shot to death during a fight in the student union on Aug. 27.

He was a former football standout and an aspiring rapper who performed under the name “Booley Boo,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Christopher Starks received a scholarship to play football at Appalachian State University, but later transferred to be closer to family, his father earlier told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with any information about the incident is requested to call SSU Police at 912-358-3004 or the GBI Statesboro Office at 912-871-1121.

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