Student arrested in dorm shooting death

Published 6:13 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville police have arrested a Tennessee State University student in the shooting death of another student inside a campus dorm.

Police said in a statement on Twitter that 18-year-old George Wells Jr. was charged on Wednesday with reckless homicide in the death of 19-year-old Rickey B. Scott.

Police say both men lived at the dorm where Scott was found unconscious on Sunday. He died later that day at a medical center.

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News outlets report detectives identified Wells as a suspect due to surveillance cameras and that Wells said during a second interview with police that he brought what he thought was a pellet gun onto campus and pulled the trigger inside Scott’s room.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Wells has an attorney.