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Police: Man Dead After Shooting At GA University

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Authorities say a man was shot and fatally wounded by campus police on Sunday near student apartments at Georgia's Columbus State University after they responded to reports that someone had been seen loading a gun. Authorities say a man was shot and fatally wounded by campus police on Sunday near student apartments at Georgia's Columbus State University after they responded to reports that someone had been seen loading a gun.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot and fatally wounded by campus police on Sunday near student apartments at Georgia's Columbus State University after they responded to reports that someone had been seen loading a gun. Authorities say the university wasn't placed on lockdown during or after the shooting and no one else was hurt.

The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at the campus in western Georgia, about 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. Authorities said the man wasn't a student at the school.

University Police Chief Rus Drew told The Associated Press that officers were called at 2:35 p.m. Sunday and arrived three minutes later to an area near some campus apartments and began chasing the man when he turned and shots were fired.

He added that no students appeared to have been placed in harm's way.

Bill Sutley, a university spokesman, later told AP in a statement that campus police were called with a report of a man seen loading a gun near the apartments before the chase and that he had been shot by officers. He said a coroner confirmed later that the man had been pronounced dead after being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

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