UPDATE: Man killed on Stillman College campus identified, suspected shooter claims self-defense

Updated: Mar. 9, 2020 at 8:14 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa authorities confirm 22-year-old Davanta Anderson was the man killed in a shooting on the Stillman College campus in the early morning hours of Monday. March 9.

The person suspected of shooting Anderson says they acted in self-defense.

A grand jury will review the evidence in the case and make a determination on charges.

Administrators at Stillman College say classes were canceled Monday as authorities continue to investigate the shooting.

Administrators have confirmed no students were involved in the shooting.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department and Violent Crimes Unit are assisting Stillman College Police in the investigation.

"We have 24-hour security. We will gather all the facts before considering changes. Stillman College is still one of the safest place’s in Tuscaloosa due to 24-hour security and it being a gated community,” administrators said.

“Stillman College reopens tomorrow at 8 a.m. We will have grief counselors for students at school. This was never a threat to students or the community. This was an isolated incident,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Tyshawn Gardner.

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