Promising Howard University student Omar Sykes, 22, was gunned down during a robbery near campus. (Google Images)
Promising Howard University student Omar Sykes, 22, was gunned down during a robbery near campus. (Google Images)

A memorial service was held in the memory of Howard University student Omar Sykes, who was shot and killed during a robbery while walking home from campus last week. The senseless act cut short the life of a promising rising Senior who was known for his big smile, hugs and attentive ear.

According to Stefanie Dazio and Dana Hedgpeth of The Washington Post:

“Friends and family were shocked by the death of the community service-oriented young man, who was a leader of Howard’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service fraternity. He was also a member of the Noble Black Society, an organization founded at Howard that defines itself on its Web site as a ‘family oriented entertainment collective focused on the purpose of Redefining Black.’”

Sykes was involved in the Am I Suspicious video that examined the realities of being young, black and racially profiled produced by Howard University students. Sykes was 22.

Read more about the memorial service at WJLA. Read more about Omar Sykes NBC Washington.

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