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Tyler Junior College student dies after being found unresponsive in residence hall

A death investigation is underway after a shooting occurred in Richmond’s southside.
A death investigation is underway after a shooting occurred in Richmond’s southside.(Source: File photo)
Updated: Sep. 15, 2019 at 11:04 AM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler Junior College said a student died Saturday after being found unresponsive in a residence hall.

According to a press release, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the TJC Police department received a call about an unresponsive female student at one of the residence halls. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was also immediately notified and arrived to evaluate the student.

The press release said unfortunately, the student was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace James Meredith, who has requested a post-mortem examination to determine cause of death. Foul play is not suspected. The TJC Police Department will complete a thorough investigation.

The student’s family was notified and was met on campus by members of the TJC Administrative staff.

The press release said the TJC community is deeply saddened by the student’s death and extends its deepest sympathy to the family.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the campus resources available to aid in this time of grief.

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