Hugh Cunningham Sr., 21, a Florida A&M University student, died Thursday after being shot in the stomach during a robbery at Berkshire Manor Apartments, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
Cunningham was a dedicated student who aspired to be a physical therapist.
“We were very close friends even though I am older than him, he was like a big brother to me,” said Jennifer Joseph, 22, classmate of Cunningham. “He was a very laid back person and always spoke his mind.”
Corey T. Jones, the alleged murder suspect, surrendered to the Tallahassee police department. Presently, he is being held at the Leon County jail on a number of charges including homicide while engaging in a felony, and robbery with a firearm, as stated in the Tallahassee Democrat.
Cunningham was expected to graduate next semester with an undergraduate degree in Health Science.
He was a native of Havana where he attended East Gadsden High School. Hugh served as vice-president of the Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy Association.
Outside of school, Hugh volunteered with the School of Allied Health and loved to study to improve his knowledge of health science.
The students of health science will be hosting a candle light vigil at the Eternal Flame beginning at 6 p.m., Monday.
To the family and friends of Hugh Cunningham, The Famuan sends it condolences. FAMU will miss the outgoing and loving spirit of Hugh.
Alexis Jenkins for the Editorial Board.