Police say one Georgia Tech student shot another student who broke into a home early Tuesday morning near the university's campus. It happened on Curran Street at around 5:30 a.m. when the suspect entered a home where three other students were sleeping.
Investigators say 22-year-old Adam Keller got in through a window, and they say he was high at the time. Atlanta Police Investigator P.J. Roberson told FOX 5 Keller lives in the general area, and they believe that he thought the house he was going into was his. Roberson said the students inside the house were scared, and when Keller charged at one of them, one of them fired a shot.
Keller was shot in the chest. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he's listed in stable condition. The three students in the home were not injured.
The incident left neighbors and Georgia Tech students who live nearby shaken.
"Made me think, like maybe I need to go buy a gun now. This has happened so often and is my life going to be at risk?" asked Georgia Tech senior Saman Balkhanian.
Investigators say they've learned that Keller also entered another nearby home before going into the home where the shooting happened. A resident of that home, who did not want to be identified, said it happened around 5 a.m., and that Keller just came running through the house. By the time the resident got up, Keller was gone.
Ray Popovic, who also lives nearby, told FOX 5 that the school administration is not doing what it is supposed do. He says they're building new facilities, but not investing in the safety of the students.
The school has formed a task force with housing officials, police and area landlords. They're encouraging landlords to take precautions to make sure their tenants are safe, like installing extra safety lighting and double checking locks on homes to make sure they're in working order.
Keller faces charges of criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.