The HARTFORD COURANT reports this morning that starting UConn cornerback Jasper Howard “died today after an on-campus stabbing.”
(UConn has posted alert on school’s website)
According to multiple sources, Howard, 20, was reportedly was stabbed near the student union. State Police major crime unit and UConn police say the stabbing happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Hillside Road near the center of campus. Police said two people were stabbed and were found near each other on Hillside Road.
Both were taken by UConn ambulances to Windham Community Memorial Hospital. Police said the stabbing happened when a school-sponsored dance at the student union was let out. A fire alarm was pulled at 12:26 a.m., an altercation happened outside the building between two groups of people and then two people were stabbed.
The perpetrator of the stabbing is still at large, according to an emergency alert posted on the University’s website Sunday morning.
The thing I despise in tragedies like this is the media reporting on the guy’s on-field career. At this moment, who gives a damn? Thought and prayers out to Howard’s family and loved ones.
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