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Student at Virginia's Liberty University killed in dorm shooting

Liberty University students leave the Annex 2, an off-campus women's dorm, after an altercation between a student and a campus police officer resulted in the student being shot and killed.

Story highlights

  • An emergency services officer at the Lynchburg school fatally shoots a male student
  • The unidentified student had a fight with the officer at a women's dorm

A male student at Virginia's Liberty University was shot and killed early Tuesday by an emergency services officer after an altercation at a women's dorm, Lynchburg police said.

Police and paramedics responded to the residence hall near the main campus at 4:07 a.m. The victim, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was shot during a fight with the university officer, police said. It was unclear if the student was armed.

Police said that the shooting was an isolated incident and that the campus was open.

Lt. David Gearhart said police would release more details later Tuesday.

Liberty was founded by the late Jerry Falwell Sr. in 1971.

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