Family, friends pray for answers after murder of Savannah State student

- Sunday marked exactly two years since someone shot and killed a Savannah State University student on campus and loved ones gathered together to pray for closure.

Christopher Starks, 22, died on August 27, 2015. So far, police have not made any arrests in the case.

"I just ask and pray that justice be served," said his father, Ray Starks. "So that I can get some closure. So, that we can get some closure as a family."

More than a hundred people surrounded Starks's gravesite at Hillandale Cemetery in Lithonia for a celebration of his life. They sang, prayed and released balloons in his honor.

"Christopher was one of those types of young men who--he didn't meet any strangers and he loved people," said his mother, Sharron Starks.

Starks was a gifted athlete, who played football at Southwest DeKalb High School and Miller Grove High School before accepting an athletic scholarship to Appalachian State University in 2012. Starks transferred to Savannah State University to finish his degree.

"Chris didn't have no enemies. He got along with everybody. That's why it was just such a tragedy when I found out the news," Ray Starks said.

The Starks family announced the creation of a scholarship in Christopher's name. This year, it will go to two deserving seniors at Southwest DeKalb.

Anyone with information about Starks's murder should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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