Blake Bozeman, a former standout player for Morgan State University’s basketball team and the son of former Bears’ coach Todd Bozeman, lost his life in a fatal shooting at a Washington D.C. nightclub. The incident not only left a void in the hearts of those who knew him but also sparked questions about the life and legacy of this talented young athlete.

On a fateful Saturday night, Blake Bozeman’s life was tragically cut short when he was shot around 11:50 p.m. at Cru Lounge, located in the 1300 block of H Street in Northeast Washington D.C. The shooting, which also injured two men and a woman, led to Bozeman’s hospitalization, but sadly, he did not survive his injuries. The news of his untimely death sent shockwaves through the Morgan State community and the wider basketball fraternity.

Morgan State University confirmed the identity of the victim as Blake Bozeman, who was just 31 years old at the time of his passing. While the other shooting victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Bozeman’s death marked a devastating loss.

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The authorities have identified a suspect in the case, described as a Black male, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing a white/cream sweater and a black hat. In a bid to bring justice to this tragic incident, a $25,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Who was Blake Bozeman?

Blake Bozeman’s legacy extends far beyond the tragic circumstances of his passing. He was a talented guard who played for Morgan State from 2012 to 2015, leaving an indelible mark on the basketball program. During his senior year, he averaged an impressive 12.3 points per game and demonstrated unwavering commitment by playing in all 31 games for the Bears.

Morgan State University, in a statement expressing condolences to the Bozeman family and friends, highlighted Blake Bozeman as a shining example of a student-athlete. His dedication to both academics and athletics made him an integral part of the Morgan State family.

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Blake Bozeman’s connection to the world of basketball ran deep, as his father, Todd Bozeman, served as a head coach at the University of California and later coached the Morgan State basketball team from 2006 until 2019. Todd Bozeman’s legacy is cemented as Morgan State’s all-time winningest men’s college basketball coach.