High school football star's death remains unsolved


A year to the day a Savannah State student was shot and killed; the family of Christopher Starks says they have little information about who is responsible for the 22-year-old man's murder.

"I dreaded today, because he's not here with me," said Sharron Starks, Christopher's mother.

On August 27, 2015, the GBI said Starks was involved in an altercation on the campus of Savannah State that led to a shooting and Starks' death.

Family members are still devastated that Christopher's murder has not been solved.

"I'm begging. I'm hurting. I'm disappointed," Sharron Starks said.

Dozens of loved ones gathered at Starks' grave to call for justice, and pay tribute to the young man's life.

The graduate from Miller Grove High School was a football standout that obtained a football scholarship to Appalachian State. He later transferred to Savannah State.

Family members and friends said Starks was a popular student with plenty of friends, who had a passion for football and sports.

The family has raised $5,000 for Crime Stoppers in Savannah for information leading to an arrest. A fundraiser for reward money has been created on a GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/2jum42r8

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the GBI or Crime Stoppers in Savannah.


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