College baseball player Jatonne Sterling, 20, was shot and killed on Tuesday in a car parked at the Lyke House Catholic Center near Clark Atlanta University’s campus.
Sterling, a sophomore at the university and a star athlete, had been in a disagreement with another person in the car before shots were fired, according to Deputy Chief Charles Hampton, Jr. of the Atlanta Police Department.
After being called to the scene, police found Sterling dead, and have since arrested Keontay Holliman-Peoples, 25, who is facing charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.
The alleged shooter is not a student at the university and has a criminal history in two separate states, according to Hampton. The police are currently seeking a third individual who was in the car at the time of the shooting.
Sterling was remembered by his longtime baseball coach, Earnest Radcliff, as an honors student. The coach recalled a conversation with him a week before his death in which Sterling shared his hopes of becoming a rapper.
The university has provided counseling services to fellow students and is working with local police to ensure safety on and around campus.