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Message from Chief Mitchell Regarding this Morning's Incident

Dear Campus Community,

As many of you know, we received a call at approximately 1:12 a.m. for a shooting at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.  A male Marriott security officer was shot and taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition.  Investigation reveals that this incident was a commercial armed robbery.  Three safes were taken and later recovered near the facility, along with a handgun. Our officers arrested one suspect and we are actively investigating this incident to determine the identity of the second suspect. We believe this was a targeted crime of opportunity. There is no reason to believe that this crime was intended to target any of our students, faculty, and staff.

Please keep the Marriott security officer in your thoughts and prayers. More information will be shared as our investigation continues.


Chief David B. Mitchell

Director of Public Safety/

Chief of Police