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Police officer questioned in shooting at Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Posted October 5, 2010

— A part-time police officer was being questioned Tuesday in the shooting death on a student at Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Christopher Amyx  is "a person of interest" in the death of sophomore Jonathan Schipper Sunday, police in Elizabeth City said.

Schipper was shot and killed inside a dorm room at the university.

An autopsy report shows he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say Amyx is an auxiliary police officer with the town of Pinetops. He has been with the department since May. So far no charges have been filed.


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  • TonkaTime1 Oct 6, 2010

    Chris was a student at MACU. They were not lovers.

  • smokiejoe Oct 6, 2010

    gman007-channel 17 states that the part time police officer was
    a student at MACU.

  • gman007 Oct 6, 2010

    Confusing, a part-time police officer from Pinetops shoots a student, from Havelock, at a University in Elizabeth city. On the MACU website it just said 'by another student'.

  • Whatever Geez Oct 6, 2010

    dont be so sensitive about the "subject".

  • Whatever Geez Oct 6, 2010

    lovers? or exes? Come on, usually they already know the reason and have already told us.