Kent State Student Arrested in Shooting That Caused Campus Lockdown

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Quavaugntay Tyler
Kent State Police Department

A 24-year-old Kent State University freshman remained in custody Thursday after shooting himself in the hand during a domestic dispute and prompting a campus lockdown, university police told the Associated Press.

Quavaugntay Tyler fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, campus police Chief John Peach told AP. No one else was hurt in the shooting, and Tyler was jailed on a concealed-weapon charge.


Tyler told police that he had been the victim of an armed robbery and had the gun for protection, Peach told AP. Tyler was arrested at the hospital where he sought treatment for his wound.

While his reason for firing the weapon is not clear, authorities reported that after Tyler shot himself, he ran to find a friend for help, hiding the weapon before going to the hospital. Police contacted the friend and found the weapon. No charges were filed against the friend, Peach said.


The Ohio school said that Tyler is a student in criminology and justice studies and that, separate from any criminal charges, his case could be evaluated for possible action under the school's student code of conduct, AP reports.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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