Mississippi State student killed in overnight shooting

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – A Mississippi State University student was shot and killed Saturday night.

MSU Communications Director Sid Slater says Senior Marketing Major Joseph Tillman was shot in the Cotton District of Starkville.

He says it happened near Maxwell Street.

Tillman was from Schalter, Ms.

Starkville police are investigating the shooting.

Slater gave a statement from the university:

“The MSU family is shocked and grieving over the loss of our fine student senior marketing major Joseph Tillman of Schlater. We are grateful to local law enforcement for their swift action in this case and are fully cooperating with their investigation. Counseling services are available for MSU students who need that service.”

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