Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Ryan Thornton '17

Date Released: February 21, 2018

Morehouse Grad Killed by UberEats DriverThe Morehouse College community is mourning the passing of Ryan Thornton who was shot Saturday in Atlanta after ordering a late dinner from UberEATS, according to police reports.

Thornton, 30, was a recent graduate of Morehouse College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2017, and had started a new job.

Morehouse faculty, staff, and administrators on Monday were shocked and saddened by the news of Thornton’s death. Employees in Morehouse College’s admissions office said they worked closely with Thornton and described him as being friendly, hard-working, and determined to become a Morehouse Man. 

President David A. Thomas said that the Morehouse community stands at the ready to support Thornton’s family during this difficult time.

“The loss of another young life to gun violence is tragic,” Thomas said. “Ryan was an ambitious student with so much promise. He was well-respected by his peers and highly regarded by his professors. We at Morehouse College will keep Ryan's family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Last Modified: February 21, 2018, 11:02 AM, by: Kara Walker

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