Howard University Student AJ Sutton Loses His Life At Baltimore Protest

Howard University engineering student Aaron James “AJ” Sutton has passed away and we are sending our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Sutton family. Sutton was fatally shot Thursday, May 28th, following a protest in Baltimore, Md. AGoFundMe account that has been arranged to assist with his AJ’s final resting plans shares:


We are devastated to announce that our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend- Aaron James Sutton is no longer with us. “AJ,” as he was affectionately known, was a charismatic, brilliant, driven, young man. He was extremely talented; he was exceptional in music, dance, and art. Not only was he gifted in the arts, but his creativity carried over into being innovative, inventive, and mathematically gifted. As a result, he had a great deal of knowledge and intellect that allowed him to excel in his studies to pursue an engineering degree at Howard University; he just completed his freshman year.

AJ was a family man; he was extremely protective, caring and loving when it came to his mother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His life was senselessly cut short when he was murdered on May 28, 2020. His death left our family and friends completely distraught; words cannot fully describe the shock and horror of hearing that AJ had suddenly passed in such a violent manner. While we are deeply saddened by his passing, we are so grateful to have had nineteen special years with this bright young man.

Due to his unexpected death, his mother, Wanda Sutton, and sisters are plagued with the task of raising money to pay his funeral costs, and planning funeral arrangements. We understand that these are hard times for most, but we would appreciate whatever you can give during these strenuous times. We thank you for your thoughts, love, and support during this difficult time.

Official details of how AJ passed are still being awaited. It is unconfirmed if Sutton was shot by police officers or civilians. Witnesses say a truck pulled up and starting firing into the crowd and Sutton was hit by one of the bullets.

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