Quentin Quante Judd, a young father and former Shaw University basketball player, was shot to death early Sunday at an apartment complex in southwest Raleigh, police reported.
On Monday, Kendrix Gibson, a friend who lives in Judd’s hometown of Baltimore, set up a GoFundMe page to raise money that’s needed to bring Judd’s body back to Maryland and to bury him.
“Quentin always operated at his best on the court and in life,” Gibson wrote on his Facebook page about Judd, who had played basketball at Shaw.
Gibson set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for transporting the body, the funeral and burial, and for Judd’s 4-year-old son “who so desperately needs it in this time of great sorrow.”
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Gibson described Judd as a “rising star” and “loving father” who was passionate about life, his son, family and basketball.
Although Gibson stated that Judd was entering his senior year at Shaw this fall, campus spokesman Stan Elliot said Judd was a former student who was classified as a sophomore recreation major when he was last enrolled in 2016.
Judd is not listed on the Shaw basketball team’s current roster, but information about his 2015-16 season with the team is posted on the school’s website. He was a reserve forward on the team and averaged seven points and two rebounds per game.
It was 3:14 a.m. Sunday when someone called 911 to complain about a “loud party” in the area of 5900 Wolf Glen Court, about 3 miles west of N.C. State University and 2 miles south of PNC Arena.
“They’re having a party and it’s like 3 o’clock in the morning and it’s disturbing me,” the caller told an emergency dispatcher, according to a copy of the 911 recording made public Monday afternoon by police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan.
Judd lived at 2110 Village Bluff Place. Police found him in the breezeway of the Vie at Raleigh Apartments with multiple gunshot wounds, Donna-maria Harris, a police spokeswoman reported.
Emergency workers rushed Judd to WakeMed, where he died of his injuries, Hourigan reported.
Investigators have not made an arrest, nor have they disclosed a motive for the shooting.
Two years ago on Father’s Day, Judd’s mother, Sicily Roberson of Overlea, Md., posted a Facebook photo of Judd holding the toddler. She wrote that she wanted to give him “a shout out” and described him as a “damn good father to his son.”
Benji Bell, a current Shaw University basketball player who transferred to the school from Florida State University, echoed the sentiments of Judd’s friends who heard about the pre-dawn shooting.
“Quentin Judd Rest In Peace my brother,” Bell wrote on his Facebook page Monday afternoon. “It’s crazy that I am writing this right now I can’t believe it.”
Thomasi McDonald: 919-829-4533, @thomcdonald