CHICAGO– A man is being questioned in the beating death of a fellow Illinois Institute of Technology student.
Police say an argument broke out early Thursday morning that got physical.
The 36-year-old was getting set to graduate this spring, the school tells us he was well liked and right now– we don’t know what led up to the fight.
The beating happened outside one of the campus buildings at IIT Police say Jermiron Morris, who went by Jay, was walking with a 43-year-old student around 5:00 a.m.
When police arrived they found Morris bleeding.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting he was beat with a tree branch.
Morris was rushed to Northwestern Memorial in critical condition but died a short time later.
According to Morris’ school profile page, back in 2014 he had won a scholarship to study in China. He was in his 5th year at IIT.
The 43-year-old was taken into custody and has not been charged in the case, though police believe that will happen shortly.