A 25-year old man was shot and killed in Los Angeles this week as a young man opened fire into a crowd of people. Dennis Herbert Tillet, a graduate of Morehouse College, was one of the victims of this senseless act of violence. According to the blog LaWeekly.com, the incident took place at approximately 10:30 pm on the fourth of July.
Tillet was declared dead at the hospital shortly after the incident. The shooting took place at 48th street and 2nd avenue. A motive for the attack has not yet been determined. The young man was an aspiring model, liked by friends and appeared to have possessed the intelligence and potential common in many graduates of Morehouse College. Friends showed their love for Dennis on Twitter:
@SexiiQuisie via Twitter
“R.I.P @dennthemen I was so blessed to call you a friend!!!”
L.A. model Honey Gomez: “We suppose to be celebrating independence day, and this happens. Im over this holiday.” And she later Tweeted to Tillet directly: “i love youu soo much. Im sorry my angel im sorry. We had so much fun with you tonight.”
Darnell Holcomb, president of the Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association, wrote an email to LaWeekly thanking them for “for bringing attention to the tragic events surrounding our Morehouse brother’s death.”
Morehouse College also issued this statement:
“By all accounts, Dennis was an endearing young man. Never confrontational, always helpful, and a source of positive energy on campus and in the classroom is the motif when hearing about Dennis from his peers. There has been a heartfelt outcry of sadness / mourning for Dennis and his family from across the country. We in the Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association, share the shock that such a kind spirit would be taken from us in a violent and unnecessary manner. We extend our sincerest condolences to Dennis’ family and friends and expect that this incident will be investigated with the full resources local law enforcement has at their disposal.”