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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - It's been over four months since 19-year-old Derek Olivier was killed while he was changing a flat tire right across the street from the Arkansas Baptist College campus. 

that night the Fitz Hill, president of the college, promised Olivier's parents that their son's death would not be in vain. And he kept his word with the announcement that a building on campus will be named after the former student. It has yet to be built but Hill says it will be a think tank that will address Black on Black crime in the city. The purpose will be to come up with solutions that will address this growing problem. Hill says he hopes that through Olivier's murder they can educate others.

"I think about it every morning because calling that family that evening was the hardest thing I've ever had to do," said Fitz. "I just cannot go on and not try to be part of the solution and trying to find ways to make sure that we can decrease these kinds of things in the United States of America particularly urban communities." he said.

Construction will begin on March 1st and the president says he plans on having it completed by the fall.

 

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