Campus police at California State University San Bernardino have fatally shot a graduate student during a confrontation at an off-campus dormitory.
The student, identified as 38-year-old Bartholomew Williams, was killed on Saturday evening when he allegedly became aggressive towards the officers in an altercation in the University Village, an off-campus student dormitory, police and university officials said on Sunday.
Lt. Paul Williams, of the San Bernardino City Police Department said campus police were dispatched to the residence to investigate a disturbance involving Williams. They found him in the hallway of the dormitory complex where he allegedly got physical with the officers.
"The altercation became physical and the subject became violent. Sometime during that, the officers feared for their safety. They discharged their weapon, striking the subject," Lt. Williams said.
Bartholomew Williams, who was studying educational instructional technology, was pronounced dead at the scene. One officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injury.
The City of San Bernardino Police Department said it is now heading up the investigation with help from campus police.
In October, a police officer at the University of South Alabama shot and killed Gilbert Thomas, an 18-year-old freshman, who was allegedly acting strangely outside the campus police station.