Two people have been named by Oxford police in a deadly incident that happened on Sunday morning. Let’s look at Garron Rokitka, Tristan Holland, and Walker Fielder’s stories in more detail.
Who are Seth Garron Rokitka and Tristan Holland?
Police have named 24-year-old Seth Garron Rokitka and his buddy Tristan Holland, both of Collierville, Tennessee, as suspects. After the incident, Holland was apprehended in Shelby County, Tennessee, and charged with Accessory. Police say that he will be returned to Oxford.
Both suspects are University of Mississippi students. Police from the city detained Holland. The police have, however, searched Seth Garron Rokitka, another suspect.
Rokita is still being sought by the police. If anyone has information, police officers ask them to call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400 or North Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8799. According to reports, Rokitka is seen driving a Toyota Tundra with the license plate 0J76U6 from Tennessee.
Walker Fielder Cause of death
A Madison resident named Walker Allen Fielder is 21 years old. He was a brother of the fraternity Sigma Chi. He was pursuing a B.B.A. in Finance at the time. Shortly after one in the morning, police were called in response to reports of a man and woman who had b harm and had gone to the back parking lot of City Hall. Walker lost his life as a result of the hit-and-run accident. According to accounts, although Fielder was pronounce dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Mississippi, the other victim was brought to Regional One for medical attention.
Robert Tilotta, a sophomore at Ole Miss, said, “Awful, dreadful.” “I couldn’t conceive,” Tilotta said of the throngs of students gathered in downtown Oxford to celebrate the university’s victory over Auburn on both Saturday night and Sunday morning.
According to junior Jake Cartwright, because of the game at 11 a.m., people had been drinking all day. They had probably been drinking for at least 13 hours because it happened at 1 in the morning.
On Sunday afternoon, Ben Marsh, the dean of students, released a statement regarding the incident. “We were devastate to learn that one of our students die early this morning and another was seriously injure after being hit by a car that was traveling close to the Square. Us have spoken with the families to offer our condolences and support. We sincerely hope and pray that our hurt student makes a full recovery, and I implore the neighbourhood to join us in grieving the terrible loss of a life taken too soon.
Marsh asserted that the university community is supportive of the pupils. We acknowledge that this could b a very trying moment for our campus community, and we strongly advise anyone in need of support to get in touch with the university support services listed below:
- University Counselling Centre
- UMatter: Student Support & Advocacy\s Student Health Services
- Psychological Services Centre
- Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment (COPE)”
Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill’s statement:
On Sunday night, the mayor also released a statement, which reads,
“I cannot let the sun go down on this terrible day without making a statement regarding the tragic event that happened in our community early this morning,”. “As many of you have already hear, two students were injured in the parking lot behind City Hall. They were both immediately transfer to Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. Sadly, the male student, Walker Fielder from Madison, Mississippi passed away from the injuries sustained. A female Ole Miss student remains hospitalized in Memphis. Please follow the social media accounts of the Oxford Police Department for information regarding the details of the incident and arrests. Information will be provided to the public as it is appropriate to do so.
Information may not b as readily available as some would like given that this is an on-going investigation, but I can assure you that the families of these students and bringing them to justice are our top priorities, and the case will b handle with as much consideration for everyone involved as is humanly possible.
The Oxford Police Department’s commitment :
To these families and their pursuit of information makes me proud. The opportunity to work with such consummate professionals makes me feel honoured.
As a mother grieving for these families, their beloved friends, their sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, their hometowns, and our community as we all endure yet another horrible storm, I am writing to you tonight.
Walker’s mother :
I’m writing to ask for your prayers for Walker’s mother, father, and sister as they grieve the death of this young guy who was like by so many and was good-looking, kind, and brilliant. Offer them your prayers for the consolation and tranquillity that only our heavenly Father can provide. Please offer up a prayer for the female student’s full recovery. Request to ask God to give her medical professionals wisdom. Please ask for healing for both her heart and her wounds.
Moments like these make us value the time we spend with our loved ones. You have my word that we will keep working tirelessly to make Oxford, Mississippi the safest place to live, raise a family, and travel.