At the time of death, Mr. Collins was one week away from graduating with a business degree from Bowie State University.
In addition to completing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Collins had completed ROTC training and had been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army just last Thursday.
“When I looked at the information that’s contained on that website, suffice to say that it’s despicable. It shows extreme bias against women, Latinos, members of the Jewish faith, and especially African-Americans,” said University of Maryland police chief David Mitchell at a press conference. He continued, “Which brings up questions as to the motive in this case. Knowing that, we will continue to look for digital evidence, among other items of evidentiary value.”
Mr. Collins and friends were waiting for Uber when, allegedly without provocation, Mr. Urbasnki stabbed Mr. Collins to death. Mr. Collins and Mr. Urbanski did not know one another. The attack was captured by a surveillance camera according to law enforcement.
The Rev. Darryl L. Godlock, the spokesperson for the Collins Family, said, “This was not a thug. This was a very caring individual. He was highly intelligent and he was at the peak of his career. He loved his family, he loved people that he came in contact with, and more importantly, he loved his God.”
Upon graduating, Mr. Collins would have served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.