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University of the Cumberlands student shot and killed

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University of the Cumberlands student shot

A University of the Cumberlands student-athlete was killed on Sunday after being shot in NC.

Zachary Finch, 21, was shot & killed while in Charlotte. According to police, he was shot outside of an apartment complex Sunday midday.

Police state that he had gone to buy an upgraded iPhone & during the transaction, a robbery occurred moreover that’s when Finch was shot.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Zach Finch,” University of the Cumberlands President Larry Cockrum said. “Zach was an incredible young man with a very bright future. We ask the entire Cumberlands family to join in praying for Zach’s family and friends during this terribly difficult time.”

“He was kindhearted, intelligent and well spoken. His teammates and I loved him,” told Brad Shelton, Head Coach for UC Baseball.

“Zach went out of his way to say hello to others; he was a joy to be around. He will be deeply missed by our campus community,” told Emilt Coleman, Vice President of Student Services.

Finch was the pitcher of the Patriots baseball team. Finch will be buried in North Carolina.

Anyone with information about Finch’s death is encouraged to contact the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-336-7600.

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