University of West Georgia student killed in apartment

Carrollton police said the man was found dead at the entrance to the apartments on Lovvorn Road, just north of the University of West Georgia.

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Carroll County.

Carrollton Police Capt. Chris Dobbs told Channel 2 Action News the man was found dead at the entrance to the apartments on Lovvorn Road, just north of the University of West Georgia.

Students at the University of West Georgia are mourning after one of their own was shot to death at an off-campus apartment.

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"I know there is going to be a lot going on in his memory," student Crystal Bowlden said.

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Police say Tyler Ford, 23, was killed in his own apartment at the River Pointe Apartments.

It all happened around 4:30 p.m. in unit 504 Wednesday. Detectives say the victim's three roommates who were home at the time called 911 after hearing gunshots go off.

"They did hear a knock at the door. The victim did go to the door. They said after a few seconds they heard  gunshots," Cpt. Chris Dobbs said.

Police say they rushed out of their rooms and found Ford lying in a pool of blood in the front doorway.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the apartment complex.

People who knew Ford said they're having a difficult time trying to process why this happened to someone who they say was a great, fun-loving guy.