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Suspect in UNLV Shooting Identified as Former Radford University Graduate
RADFORD, Va. – The suspect responsible for the recent tragic incident at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), which claimed the lives of three individuals and left another seriously wounded, has been identified as Anthony Polito, a former graduate of Radford University.
According to reports from KVVU, a local Las Vegas station, Anthony Polito, aged 67, was killed in a shootout with the police following the harrowing incident. Law enforcement officials, speaking to the Associated Press, have confirmed that Polito had applied for a position at UNLV as a professor but was unsuccessful in his endeavor.
WITN, a sister station, has revealed that Polito held a previous academic position as a professor at East Carolina University (ECU). Sources indicate that Polito served as a tenured associate professor at ECU from August 2001 until his resignation on January 17, 2017.
Polito’s resume, available on his personal website, outlines his educational background. He began his academic journey at Radford University in Virginia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics. Subsequently, Polito pursued his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Most recently, he obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
In an effort to gather more information, WDBJ7 has reached out to Radford University, seeking clarification on Polito’s time and experiences at the institution, but has yet to receive a response.
The tragic shooting incident occurred on Wednesday, sending shockwaves through the UNLV community and beyond. The campus remains in a state of mourning as they come to terms with the devastating loss.