Clark Atlanta student killed in shooting outside condo


Police are investigating the shooting death of a Clark Atlanta University student outside a Sandy Springs condo.

Cierra Ford, 25, was with her boyfriend when she was shot Friday along the 100 block of North River Drive.

Boyfriend Tyrique Lobban, 21, was taken to the North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Robbery is thought to be a motive in the shooting.

Ford’s family told Channel 2 Action News she was majoring in communications at Clark Atlanta University and wanted to cover issues concerning African-Americans, including gun violence. She had already earned an associate’s degree at Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, California.

“She cared about the community,” brother Clarence Ford said. “She cared about the issues that plague out community such as gun violence, incarceration.”

Clarence Ford said his sister was an innocent victim and that she was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

A GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for Cierra Ford’s funeral. More than $12,000 was raised by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective W. Johnson at 770-551-3314. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or crimestoppersatlanta.org.

RELATED: Robbery a possible motive in deadly Sandy Springs shooting



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