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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.

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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.