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NCCU Statement Regarding Fallen Eagle DeAndre Ballard

DeAndre Ballard

NCCU Statement Regarding Fallen Eagle DeAndre Ballard

Sept. 27, 2018

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) continues to mourn the loss of our student, DeAndre Ballard, a 23-year-old, senior physical education major who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, due to a tragic incident on Monday, Sept. 17, at the apartment complex where he resided. 

The university is not associated with and does not have any contractual agreement with Campus Crossings, an independently-owned residential apartment complex. The NCCU police department officers have no jurisdiction or connection with the Campus Crossings apartment complex nor with the security officer involved in the incident.  NCCU does not endorse or recommend any specific rental property for students. Additionally, the university does not utilize the security services of the N.C. Detective Agency and does not hire any officers employed with this particular agency.

Following identification by the medical examiner on Friday, Sept. 21, NCCU officials acted within the university’s responsibility and met with the family of Mr. Ballard after they had been officially notified by the Durham Police Department, who are in charge of this investigation. The campus also held a vigil to honor our Fallen Eagle’s memory on Sunday, Sept. 23. The NCCU community continues to keep Mr. Ballard and his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.

Because this incident is under an open investigation by the Durham Police Department, all questions related to the investigation should be directed to them at 919-560-4322 ext. 29197.

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2018
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard
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