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Case against TSU student accused of homicide bound over to grand jury

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 14:31:34-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A judge has bound the case against a man accused of killing a fellow Tennessee State University student over to a grand jury.

George Wells Jr. appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of reckless homicide. He’s accused of killing 19-year-old Rickey Scott, a fellow TSU student, in the Watson dormitory.

Police identified him as a suspect using surveillance cameras in the dorm.

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Police said when Wells came in for questioning, he admitted to bringing "what he believed to be a pellet gun" to campus with him on Sunday. He and Scott were in a dorm room when the gun fired at Scott, police said.

Scott was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.