NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Although the shooting on Tennessee State University’s campus happened a week ago, there are still many questions and no arrests.
A dice game on campus went bad and 19-year-old Cameron Selmon was killed.
Three students passing by were caught in the crossfire and received non life-threatening injuries.
The incident prompted new questions of safety at the university.
Multiple current and former TSU police officers have reached out to News 2 questioning policies, staffing, morale and safety on campus.
One former officer told News 2 “Lack of patrol, lack of supervision, lack of officer presence… Situation is still bleak, but our officers are not feeling safe.”
University President Glenda Baskin Glover said she believed four or five officers were patrolling when the shooting happened.
Multiple sources with TSU and with Metro Police indicate there were only two certified officers patrolling at the time.
“We’ve invested a million dollars in safety. We’ve hired additional police and we’ve hired additional security guards,” Baskin Glover said.
Selmon was arrested earlier this year on theft charges in his hometown of Memphis.
The day after the shooting, TSU’s president said the University has 28 police officers, but according to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, TSU only has 22 police officers.
The president admitted the university needs to have closer to 35, like Middle Tennessee State University has.
Metro Police Department and TSU announced they would begin allowing foot patrols on campus to help supplement the security efforts.