Lamont Postell Jr., 23, has been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at the Daytona Beach, Fla., country club during a party with about 200 college students in attendance. Postell turned himself in to police and is cooperating.
Gunfire erupted on February 13 at Indigo Lakes Golf Club in Daytona Beach, Fla., where college students were partying early Saturday, killing one person and injuring two others, all of them students at Bethune-Cookman University, NBC News reported.
According to a separate report by ClickOrlando, the suspect, Lamont Postell Jr., 23, who is not a student, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Police said Postell’s friend called them, saying the suspect wanted to turn himself in. They met detectives at a parking lot, where he was taken to police headquarters for questioning. Police said he is cooperating.
Chief Mike Chitwood, of the Daytona Beach Police Department, said more than 200 students were at the party. “It’s a typical Friday night, typical of what college kids do. I mean, they look to rent a place to have a party and nobody expects when you’re in college, you’re going to end up like this,” Chitwood said.
Postell shot and killed Bethune-Cookman student Don’Kevious Johnson, 23, police said. According to the university’s athletic website, Johnson was listed as a linebacker on the football team, ClickOrlando reported.
The two other students who were shot, Justine Cunninghman and Tre Jamal Williams, 21, were taken to Halifax Medical Center. Police said Cunningham is in critical condition after being shot in the head and Williams is in stable condition after being shot in the back, ClickOrlando reported.
Students at BCU held a candlelight vigil Saturday night for the victims. Students said this shooting is affecting the whole campus. “He [Johnson] was a good character, very good character. Always smiling, cracking jokes. Good guy and it’s sad that happened like that,” Eric Hood said.