Bowie State University Statement
Tragic Homicide Under Investigation
Bowie State University is saddened by the tragic death of a student who was fatally stabbed in an altercation with another student in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC)at about 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The university is fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by Maryland State Police who report that a suspect is in custody.
Bowie State administration, faculty, staff and students offer deepest condolences to the family of the victim Dominique T. Frazier, 18, a resident in CMRC from Washington, D.C. This kind of senseless violence is difficult to understand.
We understand from police that there is no apparent ongoing threat to the campus community and it is safe for students and employees. Bowie State University Police were the first to respond to the scene and are assisting in the investigation.
The entire university community is distressed that this type of violence has occurred within our midst. Classes have been cancelled for Friday, Sept. 16 and a community gathering for consolation and support has been scheduled for 12 noon in the Leonidas James Physical Education Complex. Commuter students are encouraged to come to campus to participate in this time of collective comfort and reflection.
Counselors from the University Counseling Center are on hand to assist any students or staff in need of support as the campus begins to deal with this tragic loss.
Some students who reside in Christa McAuliffe have been temporarily displaced due to the investigation and the university has arranged to accommodate them in other space on campus.