Death of Hamline University Student Aung Thu Bo

Recently reported by the StarTribune in St. Paul, Minnesota:

“Aung Thu Bo died Saturday after being shot in the head in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood Friday while his assailant tried to search his pockets for money. “This was a senseless and violent murder, and our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends,” County Attorney John Choi said Monday. Bo’s shooting was the third high-profile killing linked to Craigslist in the metro area in recent years.

Steven E. Lewis, 26, of Maplewood, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in connection with Bo’s death. Bo, described by friends and neighbors as a willing volunteer with a kind heart and a head for computer science, would have been a sophomore at Hamline this fall.”

Many services and memorials have been created around the Hamline University campus in honor of Bo (including the one below created by the School of Education). Flowers are still available for memorials around campus or in the community.

Photo provided by: Dr. Anthony Nocella II


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