Delvin Tyrell Simmons: College Student Shot By Campus Police Officer After Car Break-In

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Delvin Tyrell Simmons, 20, was killed at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina by a campus police officer. Spartanburg County deputies said two suspects ran from campus cops responding to a reported car break-in near Sparrow Residence Hall around 8:45 p.m. Monday night.

An officer pursued Simmons when he fled in a vehicle. The suspect did not listen to verbal commands made by the officer, then struck the officer with the car. The officer shot at the vehicle, killing Simmons.

The second suspect was arrested after he fled on foot. That suspect, identified as Oliver Chandler, 20, has been charged with petit larceny and carbreaking, according to jail records. Chandler attended Limestone College.

Oliver Chandler

Spartanburg Co. Detention Center

Spartanburg Methodist College is a two-year school with about 800 students in the northern part of SC, but Simmons was also a student at Limestone College. The colleges are about 25 miles away from each other.

Chandler admitted that he was involved in the car break-ins at Spartanburg Methodist College said that Simmons was his best friend.

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