- Story Highlights
- Phillip Burke was arrested.
- Authorities found he was at the University Commons when the shooting took place.
- The victim has been identified as Kaleel Clarke.
A man is in police custody in connection with a fatal shooting on the campus of Savannah State University, the school said Sunday.
Phillip Burke was arrested after authorities found he was on the scene at the University Commons when the shooting took place about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kaleel Clarke was taken to Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the university. He later died as a result of his injuries, the university said.
Neither the suspect nor the victim were students, according to SSU police Chief James Barnwell.
Barnwell credits the identification of the suspect to new enhancements of campus surveillance systems and utilization of the new campus safety app, LiveSafe.
The investigation by the SSU Department of Public Safety is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incident should call 912-358-3004.
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— Staff Writer Lauren Foreman contributed to this article.
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