Officer Shoots Georgia Regents U. Student in Dorm

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University (GRU) officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m., Richmond County Sher¬iff’s deputies responded to a noise complaint stemming from a possible party at University Village, reports the Augusta Chronicle. When the officers arrived, people at the party fled the scene.

Police say GRU student Donte Stewart, 19, got into a vehicle and tried to his a deputy. The officer opened fire, hitting the suspect in the mouth and hand.

Stewart was taken to a local hospital but was not in critical condition. He is being charged with aggravated assault, and the officer is on paid administrative leave.

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference Ed Spaces Registration Open Promo Campus Safety HQ