Police have issued a warrant for 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin, who has been named as suspect in last weekend’s shooting death of a North Carolina college football player, Najee Ali Baker.

Austin is wanted in the fatal shooting of Baker during a party outside an events center at Wake Forest University early last Saturday.


Baker was a star Winston-Salem State University football player at Wake Forest University.

A news release from Winston-Salem police Wednesday said warrants it obtained charge 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin with murder and possession of a firearm on educational property. The school’s athletic website said Baker was a 6-foot, 1-inch 240-pound linebacker from Brooklyn, New York. Police also said a 16-year-old was arrested and is charged with possession of a handgun by a minor, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm on educational property. He is jailed without bond in the Forsyth County jail. It’s not known if he has an attorney. source

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