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Student dies from gunshot wound;
Chancellor Potts expresses condolences
April 17, 2010
-- Arkansas State University student Michael Gilmore of West Helena, who
sustained a gunshot wound Friday, died early Saturday morning at the
Regional Medical Center of Memphis.
Jim Chapman, chief of
University Police, said Gilmore died at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday
and his body has been transported to the state crime laboratory in
ASU officials joined the campus community in mourning the death of
Gilmore who was wounded at Collegiate Park Apartments Friday.
“The Arkansas State University family deeply mourns the loss of Mr.
Michael Gilmore,” said Chancellor Robert L. Potts. “His death is an
unnecessary tragedy and an unfortunate incident for someone so young who
has had his life suddenly taken away. Our thoughts and prayers are with
Dr. Potts also stated that law enforcement is making every effort to
ensure that the shooting incident is resolved and that it is a high
priority. He also reassured ASU students that their safety is the
principal concern of campus officials.
University Police officers were
dispatched to the scene and Gilmore, a 24-year-old senior, was airlifted
to the Memphis hospital in critical condition.
The incident continues to be under investigation and a high priority.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the University
Police Department at (870) 972-2093.
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