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Student identified in shooting at Liberty University

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -

The name of the student who was killed after a fight with a campus police officer at Liberty University has been released. 

Officials identified the student as 19-year-old, Joshua Hathaway.  Hathaway assaulted the police officer with a hammer.  Shots were then fired by the officer during the confrontation in the lobby of a female dorm on the Lynchburg Virginia campus.

The incident happened early Tuesday morning on Nov. 19. The officer involved isn't being identified and has been suspended while the investigation is being conducted.