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Man accused of shooting Savannah State student on campus arrested

De’Ante Lamont Scott
De’Ante Lamont Scott

Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office

A man accused of shooting a Savannah State University student on campus is in jail, authorities said.

De’Ante Lamont Scott is charged with aggravated assault after the incident, which happened just days before the school’s graduation on Saturday.

The gunshots were fired Tuesday afternoon near the University Commons building, the GBI said.

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University police called the GBI to help with the investigation.

The GBI said Scott was not a student at the school. The cause of the shooting is unclear and the incident is still being investigated, according to a statement.

The injured student was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, the GBI said. Scott was booked into the Chatham County Jail.

The incident follows two fatal shootings that have happened on Savannah State’s campus within the past five years.

In February 2018, Kaleel Clarke, who was not a Savannah State student, was shot multiple times at the University Commons. He died from his injuries, the university said at the time.

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In 2015, Christopher Jamal Starks, 22, was shot on campus at the Student Union, officials told AJC.com. He later died at a hospital.

Anyone with information concerning the latest incident is asked to call the GBI Statesboro office at (912) 871-1121.

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