Ex-student charged with killing student on college campus

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Police charged Jerome Moore with homicide in the WSSU shooting of a student from Charlotte.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) —  The man accused of shooting and killing a Winston-Salem State University student over the weekend had his first court appearance Tuesday. 

Authorities say a 21-year-old former student has been charged with murder in the shooting death of student and the wounding of another near dormitories on the campus.

Capt. Catrina Thompson said at a news conference Monday that Jarrett Jerome Moore was charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Anthony White Jr. of Charlotte, who was killed early Sunday.

Police in Charlotte arrested Moore for an incident not related to this case.

The judge made no changes to Moore's bond. Moore has two secured bond set at $75,000. If he makes bond he will be placed on electronic monitoring. His next court date is scheduled for November 13th. 

The shooting was reported about 1:20 a.m. Sunday at a parking lot near two dormitories. The campus was locked down for more than three hours before the warnings against venturing outdoors were lifted at 4:50 a.m.

The historically black school was celebrating its homecoming weekend, when former students and staff return.

“The shooting is a tragedy and a tremendous loss to the Winston-Salem State University community,” said Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families, classmates, faculty and friends of Anthony. A pre-information technology major, Anthony was excited and enthusiastic about his future. He frequently shared inspirational messages on social media and was looking forward to a bright future after earning his degree at WSSU. The loss of such a bright young man is truly tragic."

Counseling support services are available to members of the campus community. Student Counseling Services will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the possibility of extending the hours if needed. Meanwhile, human resources has arranged for a counselor for faculty and staff, who will be available in Thompson Center 304 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Authorities continue to seek witnesses and to gather evidence in this investigation. Anyone with information regarding the death of Anthony White Jr. is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

The university will be holding a memorial service in honor of Anthony.