Kent State Shooting Suspect in Custody

Kent State University was placed on lockdown for two hours after a student opened fire and shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute on campus.

KENT, Ohio – A Kent State University freshman faces a concealed weapon charge after he prompted a two-hour lockdown on the campus when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute on Wednesday.

The suspect, Quavaugntay Tyler, 24, only fired once during a dispute with two female students. Police are investigating what prompted Tyler to fire the weapon, the Associated Press reports.

After the incident, the suspect fled to a residence hall and asked a friend to hide the gun before he went to the hospital. The weapon was found and the friend was not charged.

Tyler, who has been the subject of a campus theft investigation, told authorities that he carried the weapon because he had previously been a victim of armed robbery.

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