Kent St. student who shot himself in hand faces charge
The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said.
The man fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Peach said. No one else was hurt.
The suspect, 24-year-old Quavaugntay Tyler of Cleveland, told police he had a gun because he’d previously been an armed robbery victim, Peach said. Tyler was taken into custody at a hospital where he sought treatment for his wounded hand.
Peach said the exact reason Tyler fired the weapon was not immediately clear. Tyler then fled to a residence hall to ask a friend for help in hiding the weapon before he went to the hospital, Peach said. The weapon was found and the friend has not been charged, according to the chief.
Tyler has been the subject of a campus theft investigation and was on probation from a separate theft case in a different jurisdiction, Peach said. He described Tyler as being cooperative with investigators.