Benedict College Remembering Athlete Killed in Hit-And-Run

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Benedict College released a statement Sunday evening regarding student athlete, Rashee Jamal Hodges, who was fatally killed during a hit-and-run incident.

The statement said the schools President, David H. Swinton along with the Campus Minister, Student Government Leaders, and the Director of Campus Counseling spoke with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams Sunday afternoon in the Antisdel Chapel about the loss of their teammate.

The College has arranged for counselors to be available throughout the week to speak with students and teammates of Hodges.

The Student Government Association is planning a moment of silence at 5:20 p.m. before the women’s basketball team take on the Lane Dragon’s.

The players will wear ribbons on the left side of their uniform in memory of Hodges.

The men’s basketball team will not play the Lane Dragons this evening as scheduled, the game has been rescheduled for January 10 at 7 p.m. at Benedict.

Farouk Brimah, was also hit by the same vehicle and has been released from an area hospital.

School officials said in a statement that Brimah, no. 52  is a junior from Brooklyn, New York and he is good condition.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to:, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

ABC Columbia’s Kimberlei Davis contributed to the update of this report.

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