Georgia student murdered on Kennesaw State University campus – La Opinion

Georgia student murdered on Kennesaw State University campus – La Opinion

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A student was shot and killed this weekend at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

The shooting occurred during a dispute Saturday outside the Austin Residence Complex, KSU officials said, before the suspect fled campus.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the victim’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time,” KSU President Kathy Schwaig said in a release posted on social media on Sunday.

The university said police identified the suspect, who is not a KSU student.. He has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

On Saturday afternoon, the school’s Office of Emergency Management issued an alert about an armed intruder at KSU, a public university outside Atlanta.

A little more than a half hour later, the office announced that an individual was shot on campus, adding that students should stay away from the South Campus housing area due to police activity.

On Sunday, KSU confirmed that the suspect had been detained by local police and no longer posed a threat to the university community. He added that his police department is now working on the case with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to NBC News that it is assisting the university in the investigation.

This is the second time this year that an armed intruder has been reported on campus.

Police were called to the campus in January after a similar report of “armed suspects,” and the threat was eliminated without any shootings or deaths.

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