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:
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.
Communications to campus are also posted to the Family News section of the Parents and Families page.
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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.