Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Ohio U. grieves student shot to death

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio - Friends of an Ohio University senior killed in a shooting that injured another student gathered Monday to grieve at a student center.

No motive had been determined, and police had no suspects in the death of Terris L. Ross, 23, of Fremont.

Counselors met with students at the Lindley Cultural Center to help them cope with the shock and to plan a memorial.

"He was well known and our counselors are doing some special outreach today with our students," said Terry Hogan, dean of students. "This is clearly the kind of event that will affect our campus and community for a long time."

Ross and his friend Nyerre A. Mays, 21, of East Cleveland, were shot from behind early Sunday as they sat in a car in the parking lot of the University Commons Apartments, police Chief Rick Mayer said.

Mays, who was shot in the arm, fled to an apartment in the off-campus complex that has mostly student tenants, Athens County Prosecutor C. David Warren said. Someone inside called police.

Mays, a junior, was upgraded to good condition Monday at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Mays said from his hospital bed that he didn't want to talk about the shooting. He said Ross was a good friend.

Neither student lived at the apartments.

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