UPDATE: Stuckey Ave. shooting victim identified as FAMU grad student

FAMU Grad Student killed at Providence Apartment complex
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 3:22 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The victim of a fatal shooting at the Providence Pointe Apartment complex has been identified as a Florida A&M University grad student.

The woman who was killed Wednesday in the 1200 block of Stuckey Avenue was 22-year-old MaKayla Bryant, according to Joe Starnes, her godfather and cousin.

Starnes told WCTV Bryant was smart, outgoing and funny.

“Everyone loved her, and she served her family proud,” he said.

Bryant graduated from FAMU with a bachelor’s degree and was a very well-known member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was also part of FAMU’s cheer team.

Bryant’s family is in Tallahassee now making arrangements to get her back home to Chicago, where her family resides.

Bryant’s sorority sisters set up a GoFundMe to help support her family during this difficult time. As of Thursday afternoon, more than $2,300 was raised.

In a statement, FAMU’s President, Dr. Larry Robinson, says “The loss of a FAMU student always grieves me. I see the promise in every single one of them. Our goal is to prepare each of our students to reach their full potential. Losing one hurts. The FAMU family sends our prayers and condolences to her family.”

You can read WCTV’s original report on the shooting below.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in the 1200 block of Stuckey Avenue.

Police say the shooting happened just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

TPD says a woman was shot and sent to a hospital in the area with life-threatening injuries. Soon after arrival, she died from her injuries.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Detectives ask anyone who witnessed the shooting but did not speak to an officer on scene to call TPD at 850-891-4200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

The investigation is open and active.

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