Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Student suspected of discharging
gun turns himself in
A Sacramento State student accused of discharging a firearm in the residence
halls yesterday has turned himself in without incident.
Patrick Smith, 18, surrendered
to police this afternoon with the assistance of his attorney. He was arrested
for negligent discharge of a firearm and possessing a firearm on campus.
incident was reported just before noon on Friday, Sept. 30. Campus police responded
within minutes and secured the area. They discovered a bullet lodged in the
wall, and officers then searched for Smith and his vehicle.
The second floor
of Sierra Hall, where the incident occurred, houses about 80 students. Many
had already left for the weekend when the gunshot was reported.
primary concern has been for the safety of students and employees. Police have
been on heightened alert this weekend, with increased patrols in the area surrounding
the residence halls. Photographs of Smith were distributed to law enforcement
officers and residence hall staff. An alert bulletin was distributed across
campus, to law enforcement and to the media on Friday afternoon.
of residence hall students who have questions may contact Residential Life
and Housing at (916) 278-6655. Over this weekend, calls can be directed to
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact
the University Police Department at (916) 278-6851.
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