A brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon at the New Jersey Institute of Technology was murdered early Monday morning by a burglar who entered the fraternity house.
The name of the deceased has yet to be released.
From USA Today College:
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A student was shot and killed during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
NJIT President Joel Bloom said in a statement the burglary took place around 3:30 a.m. Monday at Tau Kappa Epsilon in Newark.
The Essex County prosecutor’s office says the male victim was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later at University Hospital.
The name of the victim is being withheld until his family is notified.
The investigation is ongoing and no other information has been released.
NJIT is offering a $10,000 reward leading to the successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible.
The fraternity’s website says the chapter was founded in 1965 and “promotes scholarship, leadership, character, teamwork, service, athletics, and brotherhood.”
It’s tough to report on the death of a fraternity man, especially when the death is as unavoidable as this. No irresponsible drinking. No hazing ritual that went too far. Just an innocent college kid sleeping in his home, taken away far too soon by some piece of shit criminal. I urge anyone in the Newark area who knows anything at all about this to come forward. Keep the gentlemen of NJIT TKE in your thoughts and prayers..
[via USA Today College]
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