A piece of a pool cue found at the crime scene.
Palm Bay, FL (Florida Today) -- An Eastern Florida State College student who shot a man during a fight on the college's Palm Bay campus last week is being invited back
to the school.
Classes resumed Monday. The
shooting on Thursday afternoon put one man in the hospital. Palm Bay
Police say Amado Contreras, 25, and his 24-year-old brother, Landyer,
attacked student Landrick Hamilton, 24, with a pool cue near a college
say Hamilton got a gun from his car and fired one shot, hitting
Contreras, who was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening
All three men in the fight are claiming self-defense, including Hamilton, the shooter.
The State Attorney's Office has not decided whether to file charges.
Florida President Jim Richey said that the claims of self-defense and a
Florida appeals court ruling factored into the decision to invite
Hamilton back to class. He was the only student involved in the
incident; the other two men were not, according to the college.
reaching out to him to see what we can do," Richey said. "He has a
special place at our college, so we're concerned about how he's doing
and how he's feeling and, hopefully, he feels well enough to continue
Florida's policy bars guns from campus. However, leaders are revising
that rule after a 1st District Court of Appeals decision in December
said colleges and universities cannot stop individuals from storing guns
in their cars.
has no prior history of discipline problems at the college and will not
face any discipline from the incident, said Eastern Florida spokesman
was unclear last week whether the college would discipline - or even
expel - Hamilton. At the time, Glisch had said: "We're moving very
slowly and not taking any action until the police investigation is
completed and the many unanswered questions are resolved."
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