Student Dead, Another Hurt After Fight At University Of Arizona Dormitory

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 1:11 pm
By: News On 6

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ A student fight at a University of Arizona dormitory left a young woman dead early Wednesday and another hospitalized, authorities said.

University police were called to the Graham-Greenlee residence hall shortly before 6 a.m. and found two 18-year-old women who had been in a fight, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia.

He declined to release further details or say how the women were injured, but he said it was a homicide investigation and there were no other suspects.

Mejia initially was quoted in the Arizona Daily Star saying ``the stabbing does not pose a threat to the campus community,'' but he later denied saying that the student's death involved a stabbing. He said it wasn't clear if the women were roommates.

As for motive, Mejia said: ``That we're working on too.''

Tucson police homicide investigators are assisting the investigation, Mejia said.

University officials did not put out a campuswide alert or order a lockdown, but President Robert Shelton sent an electronic notification. A posting on the university Web site said ``the situation is isolated and contained'' and the student's death was under investigation.

Fall classes began at the university on Aug. 20.