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Off Campus Shooting Brings Grief to Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida-It is with saddened hearts that Bethune-Cookman (B-CU) University announces the loss of one of our students. Don'Kevious Johnson, a sophomore Psychology major with a 3.05 GPA, was fatally wounded during an off-campus shooting that took place early Saturday morning at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club, located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Two other Bethune-Cookman students were wounded in the shooting and are currently hospitalized.

The University’s Department of Public Safety is working with the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD), as this is an active investigation.

At Bethune-Cookman University, our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students. Our Critical Incident Care Team is currently providing grief counseling and support services to students who are in need.  

This is a very unfortunate incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the families, loved ones and fellow classmates of these students.

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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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