Prosecutor: Teen Used Gun To Control Crowd During Murder On WFU Campus
New information about the murder of Najee Ali Baker at Wake Forest University has come to light.
16-year-old Malik Patience Smith is charged in connection with the shooting death of the Winston-Salem State University student. In a bond hearing Friday, it was revealed that witnesses say Smith used a gun to control the crowd outside of the party while another man shot and killed 21-year-old Baker.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, District Attorney Jim O’Neill asked for bond to be set at $5 million.
O’Neill characterized Smith as a “menace to society,” citing charges from two previous arrests, which include felony possession of heroin and multiple gun possession charges.
Judge David Sipprell ultimately set the bond at $100,000.
A murder warrant was issued Wednesday for 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin, a former student at WSSU. As of Friday afternoon, Austin had not yet been apprehended.