Police: Roommate killed Bowie student

BOWIE, Md. - By the time police answered a 911 call for a cutting at the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community Building at Bowie State University, it would prove to be too late to save the live of 18-year old Dominique Frazier.

"At first I just heard that somebody got stabbed. I really didn't think too much of it, but later all the details came in that the girl died and everything," said Ashley Lynch, a senior from Plainfield, New Jersey.

One of the victim's roommates, 19-year old Alexis Simpson, has turned herself in to police and now faces a series of charges including first degree murder.

Investigators returned to the dorm today with a search warrant, but police have not confirmed reports that Simpson stabbed Frazier in the neck with a pair of scissors after getting into an argument about one of them playing their music too loud.

"You just don't know. You don't know what's the breaking point for a person," said professor Vanessa Ballard, "There's concern for both sides. It's a very tragic incident, and I feel for the parents of both individuals because something had to be going on with that young lady."

The university cancelled classes Friday and held what it deemed as a "community gathering for consolation"---too early to memorialize the victim or to answer the many questions surrounding how this could have happened.

"This is the first time we've had this type of violence at Bowie State University and it's hitting the campus very hard," said University Spokesperson Cassandra Robinson, "We're gathering the students and faculty and staff together to begin the process... you know... how this has happened within our midst?"

Frazier began classes at the university last fall and was a business administration major from D.C.

Simpson is being held at the Prince George's County Detention Center with no bail.


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