On Saturday, Jan. 20, Najee Ali Baker, a student at Winston-Salem State University, was shot during an altercation following a party on campus and later died as a result of his injuries. Wake Forest’s chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. hosted the party held in the Barn, a venue for student-centered social events on the eastern side of campus. The Winston-Salem Police Department, in cooperation with Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University Police Departments, is leading the active and ongoing investigation.
The following is a collection of the latest updates provided to the campus community:
- April 12: April 12 WSPD update: Suspect arrested for the murder of Najee Ali Baker (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 24: Jan. 24 WSPD update: Arrest made in the on-campus shooting investigation (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 23: President Hatch: Update about on-campus shooting investigation (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 23: Jan. 23 WSPD update on shooting investigation (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 22: A message from President Hatch, WSSU Chancellor Robinson (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 20: WSPD update on investigation into campus shooting (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 20: Emergency situation over (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Increased campus support services this weekend (Inside WFU)
- Jan. 20: Letter to campus from President Hatch (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Police continue to investigate shooting (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Police do not believe suspect on campus at this time (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Police continue search for suspect in shooting (Wake Alert)
- Jan 20: Police seeking suspect in shooting at The Barn (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Armed and dangerous person reported at The Barn (Wake Alert)
- Jan. 20: Initial notification (text): “Wake Alert. Armed and dangerous person reported at The Barn. Police are responding. Updates to be on the Wake Alert Website.”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.
Parents and families:
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Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.