Suspect arrested in North Carolina football player’s death
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Police in North Carolina have arrested a man wanted in the shooting death of a college football player in January.
Winston-Salem police said in a news release Thursday that 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin was arrested in the parking lot of a Charlotte apartment complex on Wednesday on a murder charge.
Austin is accused in the shooting death of Winston-Salem State football player Najee Ali Baker during a party outside an events center at Wake Forest University on Jan. 20. Austin is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail without bond pending his transfer to Forsyth County.
Police have already arrested a 16-year-old on charges of possession of a handgun by a minor, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm on educational property in connection with the shooting.