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Cal State San Bernardino student shot by police is identified

December 9, 2012 | 11:16 am

A graduate student fatally shot by police at Cal State San Bernardino was identified Sunday as Bartholomew Williams, 38, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, after university police officers responded to a disturbance involving Williams at an off-campus housing complex, according to a statement released by the school.

“During the contact, Williams became aggressive and an altercation occurred,” the statement said. “Officers, fearing for their safety, fired their weapon, striking Williams. Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The statement added that one officer received medical treatment at a hospital for a “non-life-threatening injury.”

The shooting is under investigation by the San Bernardino Police Department. Sgt. Gary Robertson declined to comment when asked why the officers feared for their safety, or how many shots were fired.

“I’m not going to go into any details,” he said.

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--Sam Allen

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