A male non-student seen loading a gun near student apartments on the Columbus State University campus was shot and killed by CSU Police officers Sunday afternoon.
No one else was injured.
As is common practice throughout Georgia, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to oversee the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
A CSU Police dispatcher got a call reporting the presence of the person with a gun in Courtyard 1 student apartments at 2:35 p.m. Officers were dispatched immediately, arriving and confronting the suspect at 2:38 p.m. After a brief foot chase, the suspect turned to face officers, and shots were fired.
The suspect was transported by ambulance to The Medical Center at 3:15 p.m.
"This is a terrible tragedy," CSU President Tim Mescon said. "We will cooperate fully with the investigation by GBI. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this, as well as their families."
CSU Police Chief Rus Drew said officers later confirmed the shooter was not a student at Columbus State.
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