“In our sorrow, we must come together,” FIU president Mark B. Rosenberg said.
Merely 24 hours after a frantic search began for the murder of Florida International University running back Kendall Berry, the person responsible for the act has already come forward for his deed.
Quentin Rashad Wyche, 22, turned himself into authorities and held himself accountable for the stabbing death of Berry on Friday night, according to Miami-Dade police.
Authorities are charging Wyche with second-degree murder and he is currently being held without bond.
According to investigators, the fatal assault started after a verbal altercation between the two as Wyche responded by stabbing Berry with an unknown sharp object on Thursday night around 9 p.m. In regards to what the dispute was about, there is no information relating to it.
Turning himself in, Wyche was able to cool down the FIU community, which was on high alert after hearing the news of Berry’s death. Implementing more security for students and providing grief assistance, the university was essentially on lock down.
Those that knew of Berry never knew him to be one to become involved in any heated exchanges.
Expected to occur later this afternoon, [March 29], Berry will be remembered in a “celebration of life” which will take place at FIU’s basketball arena.
“To talk about him as a football player would underscore him,” Berry’s high school coach, Bill Buldini told The Associated Press. “As great as a player as he was for us, he was a great person. He was a good kid. Never had any problems with Kendall. Never got in any trouble. I used to tell kids, if you were looking for a role model, look at Kendall Berry.”
Spring football, although expected to close out on Wednesday, has been postponed.