Professors announce plans to start scholarship in FAMU student's memory

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
October 26, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A professor of 20-year-old Quinton Langford, the FAMU student killed in a weekend shooting, has announced plans to start a new scholarship in Langford's memory.

The professor tells WCTV that the Division of Engineering Technology will launch the memorial scholarship to help promote diversity and underrepresented minorities.

The professor went on to say that the scholarship will need to follow the administration process to be defined in detail, but they hope that it helps Langford's family and friends recover and provides a basis for public support.

Langford was shot and killed on October 22 when gunfire erupted in a large crowd near the intersection of Gamble and Perry Street. Another man, 20-year-old Landsey Elisson, was hospitalized. No arrests have been made in the case.

Wednesday, Tallahassee Police released new surveillance video in the fatal shooting investigation.


By: Charlene Cristobal
October 24, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The entire FAMU community is mourning the loss of 20-year-old Quinton Langford, including his school family at the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

An empty blue seat in classroom 206A, is where Quinton Langford sat. His professor says he could always be found sitting there, ready to learn.

"[He was] a good natured person, really," says Associate Director of the Division of Engineering Technology, Dr. Yves Anglade. "I think of the world of him. Really, I think the world of him."

Langford was a Construction Engineering Technology major at FAMU. He was shot and killed early Saturday morning. An event Dr. Anglade, one of Quinton's professors, will never forget.

"[I'm] devastated and everyone else here," says Anglade. "This is a very close knit environment in Engineering Technology. Everyone is his friend."

Anglade remembers Quinton as a hardworking young man, always thinking about his future, and always smiling.

"The faculty will tell you, if you don't see him sitting here, he's sitting downstairs and always with a faculty member," says Anglade.

As Tallahassee Police continue searching for leads in this case, FAMU Police Chief Terence Calloway says moving forward, people need to constantly be aware of their surroundings.

"Too many times we have these senseless incidents that involve guns where people feel they're bigger than what they actually are," says Calloway. "And they use a gun to fight their battles when in reality, they could just talk to one another and kind of resolve their issue."

As for Dr. Anglade and the rest of the students and staff, moving forward is going to be tough.

"It's a big loss for us," says Anglade. "He's supposed to be in my class today, this afternoon at 2:30, and I still get emotional about this. It's very tough."

When that time came, Quinton wasn't there. An empty seat, creating heavy hearts, as the University remembers Quinton Langford.

There are two memorials scheduled for Langford:

  • The first, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, in front of the Benjamin Banneker Building B.

  • The other at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at the Eternal Flame.
  • Tallahassee Police are still interviewing witnesses. They do not have any leads on suspects at this time.

    If you have any information, call TPD.


    By: Erika Fernandez
    October 23, 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Police are now identifying the victims of an overnight shooting as 20-year-old Quinton Langford and 20-year-old Landsey Elisson.

    Langford, a FAMU student, died at the scene.

    It happened near the intersection on Gamble and Perry St. around 1 Saturday morning.

    Police say Elisson was injured in the shooting and remains in the hospital.

    One man who was in the area at the time of the incident says the gunshots woke him up in the middle of the night and he went outside to find two bodies lying on the sidewalk.

    "My reaction was like, wow because you wake up in the middle of the night, you know, 1:30, 2:00 in the morning to see that, you're kind of in a daze, because you don’t see stuff like that every day. So my heart goes out to that family and those victims," says Francis Bivens.

    "It's a part of the times, I hate to say it. Not making light of it but it’s just something we have to prepare for in this day and age, this culture," says a woman who was near the site of the shooting.

    Investigators believe there was a large crowd in the area at the time of the incident, and they are hoping a witness will come forward with information that could lead to any arrests.


    By: WCTV Eyewitness News
    October 22, 2016 - 1pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tallahassee Police have released the names of the victims involved in this morning's shooting.

    20-year-old Quinton Langford was shot and killed. 20-year-old Landsey Elisson remains in the hospital.

    The investigator in charge of the case is asking anyone who was at the scene but did not speak with TPD officers to please call (850) 891-4200. Investigators believe there was a large crowd in the area at the time of the incident and are hoping a witness may come forward with information that may lead to the eventual arrest of the person or persons responsible for this case.

    Anyone with information may also call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.


    By: WCTV Eyewitness News
    October 22, 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A person is dead, and another recovering in the hospital after an overnight shooting.

    Tallahassee Police Department received a call of shots fired in the area of Gamble Street and Perry Street. Once officers arrived, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

    According to police, it appears the shooting happened as a large party was letting out in the area, gunfire erupted in the crowd, striking two victims.

    Both were given medical treatment, but one person died at the scene. The other was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

    Currently, police are not releasing the names of the victims.

    If you have any information call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850) 891-4200.

    WCTV will continue to follow this story and release additional details as they become available.


    A makeshift memorial set up at the site of a fatal shooting off of Gamble Street.


     
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