UPDATE: Three Men Arrested in Homicide of University of Georgia Student

by JAMES S. KIM | @james_s_kim

UPDATE: Athens-Clarke County Police arrested a third person allegedly involved in the homicide of Min Seok Cho. Locas Amsler Raposo, 20, is charged with felony muder, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Like Cho, Raposo is a University of Georgia student set to graduate in 2016.

Athens-Clarke County police have arrested two men for their role in the homicide of a University of Georgia student, according to the Red and Black.

Min Seok Cho, 21, was fatally shot in the head during a marijuana deal that reportedly went bad on Jan. 13, said the police. Cho was pronounced dead at the Athens Regional Medical Center, where a private vehicle brought him to the ambulance bay doors of the emergency room before driving away.

Cormaine Gross, 21, and Andre Ruff, 18, will face charges including felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of the felony, according to the Athens-Clarke County Clerk office. The still ongoing investigation is being conducted by ACC Police, University of Georgia Police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Clarke-County Coroner’s Office.

MugshotCormaine Goss, left, and Andre Ruff. Photo via Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Eric Yi, a friend of Cho and fellow student at UGA, told Athens Banner-Herald that his roommate was with Cho at the time of the shooting. The roommate came home with blood on him, and after cleaning up, went to the hospital, where he met with police.

Cho was a graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, where his family also resides. Yi said that Cho was passionate about international affairs and current events, and he had expected Cho to graduate next year with a degree in international studies.

“He was a good guy,” Yi told the Banner-Herald. He was soft-spoken in groups, but when he was with friends he was more boisterous and loved to hang out.”

Cho is the second University of Georgia student to die this week. A 19-year-old student was found dead in the back seat of a car after returning home after a night out with friends last Saturday.


Featured image via Athens Banner-Herald