Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Death reported in Harvard shooting

The identity of the "college age" male shot at Harvard yesterday evening has been released and his death has been reported.

Justin Cosbey, 21, was a former Salem State University student who appears to have had no ties to the university. Cosbey died early Tuesday morning after being shot at the entrance to Kirkland House, one of Harvard's residence dorms.

Kirkland House Master Tom Conley told The Crimson that the crime was "in most likelihood, a targeted shooting." The Cambridge Police Department reported last night there was no information on the identity of any suspects.


Diogenes said...

The Cambridge City Manager is all powerful and chief law enforcement officer under the "plan E" form of government in Mass. His policy is to allow, contrary to law, campus police (special state police officers and sworn deputies sheriff "exclusive jurisdiction" (a legal term). That allows the University to selectively enforce laws. A 2005 Harvard Crimson article noted how open drugs are on campus.