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Student reports being shot with paintball gun

Sep. 13, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Marshall University Police Department:

ASSAULT: A student waiting to cross 17th Street and 5th Avenue at 2:09 a.m. Sunday reported that he was shot with a paintball gun by a passing motorist.

The student said he saw a blue SUV slowing as it approached him and then saw a gun being pointed his way. He said he was shot in the shoulder and realized it was a paintball that had hit him, staining his shirt and leaving a mark on his skin.

POSSESSION: An 18-year-old student was found passed out in his vehicle on the third floor of the 3rd Avenue parking garage at about 2:36 a.m. Saturday. The officer said he saw the door open and vomit on the ground, noting the intoxicated state of the man and the odor of marijuana. The report states 3 grams of marijuana were confiscated. The student was cited for possession of marijuana and underage consumption.

PURSE SNATCHING: A 21-year-old woman reported that she and an acquaintance were walking in the 1700 block of 6th Avenue just before 11 p.m. Saturday when an unknown man came up from behind and took her small purse that was attached to her wrist. The man fled toward Buffington Avenue but was unable to be located by law enforcement. Her ID and keys were inside the purse.

BRANDISHING: Marshall police filed three arrest warrants Wednesday against a local man who they saw point a gun at three Marshall students at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of 5th Avenue. The incident, which started as a domestic dispute, included a male student trying to intervene and the suspect pointing the gun at him, before fleeing the scene.