The investigation continues in the death of Liberty University student Joshua Hathaway

by WFLO News


The investigation continues in the death of Liberty University student Joshua Hathaway. The Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office released a statement Thursday (12/12) stating they are working with Lynchburg police to determine exactly what happened that fateful night on Nov. 20 when the 19 year old was shot by a LU armed security officer at an off-campus women’s dorm. According to reports Hathaway attacked the officer with a hammer. The officer fired two shots, one of which struck Hathaway.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is expected to release their findings when the case closes.

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One comment on “The investigation continues in the death of Liberty University student Joshua Hathaway

  1. David Jameson on said:

    Glad to hear the case is actually being investigated…
    Pure speculation here…but I think it makes more sense than the official storyline that’s in the media. I think that Josh wasn’t mad or suffering from mental illness. His GPA and performance at Liberty reflected that he was succeeding. He came to the school on a scholarship and, according to police warrants, had cash in his vehicle…so it’s doubtful he was facing any kind of financial hardship.
    I think he knew the officer who shot him. He drove across the street to visit with him, as he had done before. I think that’s how Josh ended up with bullets and a clip in his room, but no gun – he had spent time with the officer before and they had played with the gun before, and Josh was given a clip to use. The officer was an EMT and was young…mid twenties…could easily relate to a nineteen year-old. I think he and Josh were hanging out late while he was on duty (past Liberty curfew). I think they were playing with the gun. Josh was shot. The EMT / officer tried to save him (this would explain the bloody gauze and bloody scissors officers found beneath Josh’s body). The EMT was not able to save him.
    A story was fabricated to cover this up (the story was not officially signatures in an affidavit until 1:30pm the next day…nearly nine hours after the event took place). And since then, Liberty has kept this whole mess out of the press.
    It’s a shame. The current official portrayal in the media of what happened that night makes no sense, and no one has taken any steps to force the truth to come out.
    I hate that Josh has been maligned as a lunatic. It’s simply a false story, and the university either created it or allowed it to persist in order to protect themselves.

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