Kennesaw State Student Killed in Shooting Outside Dormitory; Suspect Arrested

A fatal shooting occurred late last night at Kennesaw State University, resulting in the death of 20-year-old sophomore Emily Foster. The incident took place outside the University Village dormitory, where Foster was shot multiple times.

Campus police responded to the scene around 10:30 PM after receiving reports of gunfire. Despite their swift arrival and the immediate medical attention provided, Foster was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to a nearby hospital.

The suspect, 22-year-old Jacob Miller, was detained at the scene without resistance. Initial investigations reveal that Foster and Miller were acquainted, though the specifics of their relationship remain unclear. Miller faces charges of first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

Eyewitnesses reported a loud argument between Foster and Miller moments before the shooting. “It was terrifying; I heard yelling and then shots. We all ran to our rooms and called the police,” recounted a student living in the dormitory.

University President Dr. Pamela Whitten addressed the tragedy in a statement this morning, expressing, “Our hearts are broken by the senseless loss of one of our students. We are doing everything we can to support Emily’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.”

In response to the incident, Kennesaw State University has bolstered security measures across campus and is offering counseling services to students and staff affected by the tragedy. A vigil is being organized to honor Foster’s memory, with details forthcoming.

The investigation is ongoing, with campus police collaborating closely with local law enforcement to determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Authorities are encouraging anyone with additional information to come forward.

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This tragic event has shocked the KSU community, underscoring the critical need for ongoing discussions about campus safety and violence prevention. Further updates will be provided as new information emerges.

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