Samad Dawson


GREENSBORO — The N.C. A&T student accused in a campus killing in April is back in the city.

Samad Dawson was extradited from Philadelphia Tuesday night, said Capt. Nathaniel Davis, commander of Greensboro’s criminal investigations division. He had his first court appearance today.

Dawson, 20, of Philadelphia was arrested at his home Aug. 4 in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Kimeko Dejuan James.

He faces a first-degree murder charge and is being held at the Guilford County jail without bail.

Dawson, a sophomore at the school, is accused of shooting James on April 20 near a dormitory on the N.C. A&T campus. No motive for the shooting has been given. James was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital.

Davis said Dawson also showed up to Cone that night with a gunshot wound to the hand. Police will not say who shot Dawson.

Davis said police are still investigating this slaying.

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