Dear Members of the Drexel Community,

We are writing to update you with the latest information about the fatal shooting that occurred on Sept. 22 in front of an apartment building on the 400 block of N. 35th Street near Baring Street. The shooting took the life of Temple University alumnus Everett Beauregard. We once again express our deepest sympathy to Everett’s family, friends and all who knew him.

In a press conference today, Philadelphia Police released surveillance footage and a description of the suspect. They described the suspect as a male wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and light-colored medical face mask. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-3334/3335.

This horrific and senseless act of violence reminds us once again of the increase in gun violence in the city over the last year, and we continue to improve campus safety measures in response. We want to assure you that the safety of our Drexel community is a top priority at the University and something we take very seriously. In addition to the steps announced yesterday, which we have taken in recent months to invest in keeping our community safe, we have increased patrols and the number of Drexel Police in the area in response to this incident.

It is incredibly important that you take proper precautions and remain aware of your surroundings. We ask that all students download the Drexel Guardian app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, which allows Drexel Public Safety to immediately access important information about you during any potential crisis and to provide assistance in the event of an emergency. Public Safety security officers provide walking escorts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 215.895.2222. We advise that you avoid walking alone and be sure to stay in well-lit areas using caution while wearing headphones or earbuds. When you are home, make sure all doors are locked.

Please don’t hesitate to turn to University resources available to you, including those that can help you cope with difficult experiences as a student or employee


John Fry

Helen Bowman
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer

Subir Sahu
Senior Vice President, Student Success

Robert Lis
Interim Vice President of Public Safety

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