MARYVILLE, MO (KMOX) - A Northwest Missouri State University student from St. Louis was remembered by his classmates, on-campus Friday night.
Twenty-one-year-old Tomarken Smith was killed early Friday in an attack by two men, outside a Maryville, Mo. bar.
University president Dr. John Jasinki says Smith was one who embraced life, “Tomarken had such a huge, huge impact across our campus. As we hear more and more stories, it’s pretty darn obvious we’re talking about a student who was very engaged in his environment.”
Smith was a senior at NMSU, majoring in pre-professional studies and minoring in coaching. He was a personal trainer at the campus recreation center and reportedly wanted to become a pediatrician.
Twenty-one-year-old Kevin Mooney and 23-year-old Tony Overlin, both of Bethany, Mo., are charged with second-degree murder in Smith’s death.
Maryville public safety director Keith Wood says the two men allegedly waited for the victim to leave the bar, then ambushed him, “I would say that heavy consumption of alcohol at least played a role in the part of our suspects.”
Bond is set at $100,000 each.