Plans to reschedule last Saturday’s battle for the Atlanta University Center (AUC), which was to feature rival Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) teams Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College, are underway after the shooting that occurred a day before the event at Samuel A. Archer Hall on the Morehouse campus.
According to Dr. Tamica Smith-Jones, CAU athletic director, school administrators of both CAU and Morehouse, which are part of the AUC that also includes Spelman College and Morehouse School of Medicine, decided to postpone the game and all social activities as a result of Friday’s shooting.
Smith-Jones was cautious in commenting on the ongoing investigation other than to say, “Bad judgment by a rare few doesn’t define the character of our great institutions or the majority of AUC students.”
Police said witnesses reported hearing about four shots during a dispute following a pickup basketball game at the gym at Archer Hall. The building is located at the corner of Student Movement Drive – formerly Fair Street – and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
On Saturday, Amir Obafemi, 21, a Clark Atlanta student, was charged with felony aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon and booked into the Fulton County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Meanwhile, shooting victim, Cornileus Savage, a student at Morehouse, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital on Friday following the incident and was listed in stable condition. He is expected to make a full recovery, the college said.