UTC student killed while trying to sell his Xbox was supposed to get married next weekend

Mohammed Sharifi with fiance Sara Baluch (Image: Sara Baluch)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) - A UTC student killed while trying to sell his Xbox was supposed to get married next weekend.

According to an arrest affidavit a man admitted to robbing and shooting him.

Now, the victim’s fiancé is remembering 24-year-old Mohammad Sharifi.

"We were supposed to get married, we were suppose to grow old together and it was all just ripped away with one bullet," Sara Baluch.

Sara Baluch thought she'd have a lifetime to make memories with Mohammad Sharifi.

That changed when a man shot him, over a game console, at his apartment complex last week.

Now, she's left to reflect on the time they spent together.

"Whenever you came to him and you gave him a half glass, an empty glass and you said my life is going downhill this is happening, he could fill the glass for you," said Baluch.

Those closest to Mohammad say he was an ambitious student who loved his university.

Alex Tyler lived with Mohammad for five years.

He says the 24-year-old was set to graduate this semester with a degree in Business Management.

"He was so close, he was going to graduate with us. We were all going to graduate together, and that was a goal for all of us to do once we got into college,” said Tyler.

Tyler says he met with UTC's Dean of Students today. They're making plans to honor Mohammad's memory.

"He really supported anything UTC did. He was always there for them. Now, they’re there for him right now," said Tyler.

While his friends and family feel comforted by the support they've received from the UTC community and beyond, they say nothing could make right that fact that Mohammad's life was unjustly cut short.

"It’s the constant thought of I’m never going to see him again. I'm never going to wake up to him again. he's gone. That's it,” said Baluch.

Earlier this week, a judge revoked bond for the man accused of shooting Mohammad, Dmarcus White, remains in The Hamilton County jail.

Chattanooga Police have a "safe exchange zone" to prevent things like this from happening.

If you are meeting a person to pay for an item exchanged online, go the Police Services Center on Amnicola Highway.

There is a camera there that operates 24 hours a day.

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