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Jury awards $900,000 verdict to former Morgan football player injured in campus shooting

Jury awards $900,000 verdict to former Morgan football player injured in campus shooting

A Baltimore city jury awarded $900,000 to a former Morgan State University football player who was injured in a shooting on campus in 2012, and later sued the school, contending that it did not provide a safe environment for students.

Tyrell K. Okoro, 23, was shot in both legs and the torso outside a dormitory on the last day of classes in December 2012.

Okoro's attorney, Robert L. Hanley, Jr. said Morgan had a responsibility to keep its students safe, and failed his client who had lasting impacts from the shooting.

"I think it was very clear that the jury found Morgan breached its duty to provide a safe campus to its students," Hanley said. Because a non...

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