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Shooter in Custody after Off-Campus Incident

Shooter in Custody after Off-Campus Incident

Daytona Beach, Florida- At 5 p.m. today, the suspect involved in the off-campus shooting, killing Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) student, Don’Kevious Johnson and wounding two other students, turned himself in to the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD).

One of the students wounded has been released from the hospital. The second student is still listed in stable condition. Several reports state Don’Kevious Johnson was a current member of the B-CU football team. This information has been misreported.

Don'Kevious Johnson was a student-athlete who was a member of the football team for one season in 2014. While he remained a student in pursuit of academic excellence, he was not a current part of the athletic program.

When notified about the shooting, Lynn Thompson Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, stated “the life and well-being of every student is sacred and precious to us and we stand in prayer with the families of each of the victims in this senseless tragedy and pray for comfort, healing and strength for the entire B-CU Community.”

This investigation is still active and we will continue to send updated information when available. We ask all members of the B-CU family, and community at-large, to pray for the families of the students affected by this senseless tragedy. 

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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