Albany State student found fatally shot

Posted at 4:45 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 01:41:27-04

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler has confirmed a male Albany State student was found fatally shot behind the east campus late Wednesday night.

Coroner Fowler says ASU Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are treating this as a homicide.

Investigators have been on the scene for several hours.

Police have not released the victim’s identity yet.

Dispatch told WALB that there were calls about shots fired near the 600 block of Sands Drive around 9:40 Wednesday night.

The victim was found around 10 p.m. between South University Drive and Sands Drive behind the campus in a gazebo area along with what appears to be a wooden boardwalk area.

We don’t know if students were sent an emergency alert regarding this scene or if they were left in the dark.

Police have not said if they’ve made any arrests.

If you have any information, you can contact the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS.

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