A 20-year-old nursing student was fatally shot in the parking lot of an Alabama university last Thursday night, according to police and reports.
Destiny Washington was with her boyfriend trying to sell AirPods for $100 when she was shot by a suspect in the parking lot of the Hill Student Center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, AL.com reported.
The nursing student was taken to Children’s Hospital of Alabama, but could not be saved.
Washington’s suspected shooter, 22-year-old Carlos Stephens, was arrested Saturday after turning himself in to police, the Birmingham Police Department announced Monday on Facebook.
The victim, from Trussville, attended nursing classes at Lawson State through a UAB joint admissions program, the report said.
Washington’s high school principal, Michael Lee, told the newspaper that she stood out from the other students at Clay-Chalkville High School.
“She was outstanding,’’ Lee said. “The thing I remember most about Destiny was her smile. She was a sweet, sweet soul.
“We love all of our students, but she was one of those special ones.”
Stephens, a UAB student and one-time football player there, was charged with capital murder, AL.com reported.