Liberty University student killed in officer-involved shooting
LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Liberty University student was killed after being shot by a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer Tuesday morning, according to WDBJ.
The shooting happened at Residential Annex II, a women’s-only facility off-campus residence.
The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating after a male student was shot and killed.
“This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community,” Liberty officials said in a news release.
“Lynchburg Police have confirmed that officers are on the scene of an assault at the Quality Inn on Albert Langford Road,” WDBJ reported.
The Roanoke-based television stations reported the shooting happened at the university-owned Quality Inn hotel. The building serves as a student dorm.
“Crime scene tape wraps Annex 2, in the 3000 block of Odd Fellows Road, with at least a dozen patrol cars parked around the building,” reported the Lynchburg News & Advance.
The newspaper reported that classes were continuing as normal at the university Tuesday.
Additionally, Johnnie Moore, a spokesperson for LU, said residents will be able to stay at Residential Annex II this evening.
Liberty University issued the following statement:
“Liberty University confirms initial reports that there was an altercation between a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer and a male student that led to a shooting last night at a women’s-only residential hall (Residential Annex II) that is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department. The entire campus, including Annex I & II, are open and operating as normal. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community.”
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