Officials Identify Cal State San Bernardino Student, 38, Fatally Shot By Campus Police
SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have identified the Cal State San Bernardino student who was fatally shot by campus police Saturday.
Bartholomew Paul Williams, 38, was reportedly killed at an off-campus student housing complex after getting into a physical confrontation with campus police, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
Shortly before 7 p.m., campus police were reportedly responding to a disturbance call at the University Village Campus Community, located at 1577 Northpark Boulevard.
Two officers got into a physical fight with Williams in the hallway of building #8, police said.
The graduate student allegedly fought with both officers, injuring one of them.
Both of the officers fired, saying they feared for their safety.
Williams was hit several times in the upper torso. Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Brittney Hopper said Williams was hit five times.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The injured officer was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, according to San Bernardino police Lt. Paul Williams. The officer was not struck by gunfire and her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Sunday, authorities suggested Williams was dealing with mental issues.
They said Williams was no stranger to campus police. At a press conference Sunday, officials said campus police were attempting to take Williams in for psychological evaluation. They said campus police had two prior run-ins with Williams earlier Saturday.