Claflin University student shot, killed at apartment complex
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WACH)-- Claflin University has issued a statement after losing one of their students to gun violence.
According to the university Dravious Terry died after being shot by his roommate at Campus Corner, a privately-owned apartment complex that houses college students.
Terry's roommate has been arrested and the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation by the Claflin University Department of Public Safety and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department. According to the Associated Press, 21-year-old Andrew Sanders Jr. of Savannah, Georgia, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Read the statement below.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Dravious Terry, a senior business major from Greenville, S. C. Mr. Terry suffered a gunshot wound this morning at Campus Corner, a privately-owned apartment complex off Chestnut Street near the campus. His alleged assailant shared a room with Mr. Terry at the complex and has been arrested. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation by Claflin University’s Department of Public Safety and the Orangeburg County Sheriff Department.
The University’s Counseling Service in Corson Hall is available to assist students as well the Office of the Chaplain in the James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel.
We invite your thoughts and prayers for the Terry family during this difficult time.
Terry also played basketball at Greer High School in Greer, S.C.