It’s supposed to be one of the happiest days of a person’s life. Today hundreds of people walked across the stage to get their degree at Savannah State University (SSU). But the day was bittersweet for the family of 24-year-old Marcus Drummer.
Savannah Police say he was shot and killed earlier this year. It happened at Edgewater Trace Apartments, an off-campus apartment near SSU. Today he would have graduated.
“He was a person that was evolving into a nice, respectable young man,” said Ann Drummer, his mother.
Marcus’ parents describe him as a kind, caring person. He would have gotten a degree in interdisciplinary studies. His mother says Drummer wanted to go to grad school and counsel children with learning disabilities.
At graduation, Dr. Cheryl Dozier gave Drummer a posthumous degree from the university. His parents came from Atlanta to accept it on his behalf.
“He told me he was going to make us proud. I can say ‘son, you really did,” said Marvin Drummer, his father.
Now his parents want answers from a stalled investigation. Ann and Marvin Drummer tell News 3 that Marcus was robbed and shot. They say police told them there are still no suspects.
“If anybody knows anything about who may have committed this crime, please don’t be afraid to speak up and call,” said Ann Drummer. “It’s bothering all of us as a family and we just want closure.”
If you have information, call Savannah Police or Crimestoppers anonymously (912-232-2020).