The suspect in yesterday’s shooting on Savannah State University’s (SSU) campus is now in police custody. He is not an SSU student.
SSU police continue to investigate the shooting incident yesterday that resulted in the death of an individual, who was also not a university student.
SSU police Chief James Barnwell credits the identification of the suspect to new enhancements of campus surveillance systems and utilization of the new campus safety app, LiveSafe.
As this investigation continues, the SSU Department of Public Safety is taking immediate measures to increase campus security. The LaRoche Avenue gate will be the only open entrance and everyone going onto campus will need to present identification. In addition, increased police patrols have been put in place as campus safety measures are expanded.
The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the SSU Department of Public Safety with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Anyone with information about the incident should call 912-358-3004.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's 3,600 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and five graduate programs in four colleges ‐ Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology, and Education.
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