Police: 1 killed in shooting at Alabama college

March 9, 2020 GMT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An early morning shooting at an Alabama college left one person dead early Monday, police said, and a possible suspect was located.

Authorities said Davanta Anderson, 22, died in the gunfire at Stillman College, which closed for the day following the killing.

Investigators located a person of interest but didn’t immediately file any charges. Evidence indicated the shooting might have involved self-defense, and grand jurors will consider whether to issue an indictment, police Capt. Jack Kennedy told a news conference.

“We have a witness. We have ample evidence of the facts of this case,” he said.


Neither the victim nor the suspected shooter were students at the school, Kennedy said, but both had been on campus before. A student saw what happened, Kennedy said.

There was never a “widespread threat” on the campus of the small, historically black college, and the violence may have been connect to a domestic dispute, said Stillman vice president Tyshawn Gardner.