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Army Captain, FAMU Alum was Orlando Shooting Victim

Posted: 3:49 PM, Jun 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-19 12:47:26-04
Antonio Davon Brown

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - One of the Orlando shooting victims was a former student at Florida A&M, according to the university.

Antonio Davon Brown was named as one of the 49 people shot and killed Sunday at an Orlando night club.

FAMU confirmed that the 29-year-old was a former student and released this statement Monday:

Our hearts go out to all of the families of those affected in the tragic shooting that took place in Orlando on Sunday morning. The horrendous incident happened not far from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Law School in downtown Orlando.

We are especially saddened by the news that one of the victims was part of the FAMU family. 29-year-old Antonio Davon Brown was a criminal justice major from Cocoa Beach, Florida and a member of ROTC during his time on the Hill. He graduated from FAMU in 2008 and is being remembered fondly by classmates and fellow alumni on social media. We will continue to update you about plans for a memorial or service of remembrance for alumnus Brown.

In the meantime, the Florida A&M University community stands with the entire Orlando community in the wake of tragedy. Our thoughts, and prayers for peace, are with everyone in central Florida and across this nation.

The U.S. Army confirms that Brown was a Captain serving as a Troop Program Unit soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve.