TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)—Authorities say a student athlete at Florida A&M University died after she was stabbed in the neck, and another young woman has been arrested.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that police said Shannon Washington died early Sunday. She was a member of the women’s basketball team.
Police said they were summoned around 2 a.m. and found Washington, who was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, where she died.
They said 20-year-old Starquineshia Palmer, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police said the two had been arguing when Washington was stabbed.
University President James H. Ammons said in a statement, “Our hearts and prayers go out to Shannon’s family and members of the Lady Rattlers Basketball Team.”
The student government association planned to hold a vigil Sunday night in Washington’s honor.