Vigil held for slain Howard University student


On Saturday, the Washington community remembered Howard University student Omar Skyes, who was shot and killed during a street robbery on the fourth of July. The 22-year-old was walking near campus on Thursday night with a friend, who was beaten, but survived. Police believe the attack was random.

The victim’s friends were in disbelief as they gathered near the Founder’s Liberty bell at 9 p.m. Member’s of Sykes fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, mourned their brother. Sykes was a junior marketing major, who was remembered for his giving nature.

Police found Sykes late on July fourth with multiple gun shot wounds to the chest. Sykes had turned 22 a week ago.


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