BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS)– An argument broke out at the new Bluefield State College dorms, which led a student to pull out a gun.
Bluefield State recently moved student-athletes into their new dorms located in the old Bluefield Regional building. Police responded to a call about a fight with a gun on Saturday, July 31.
Devin Pitts of Arizona and another Bluefield State student got into an argument over video games. According to a witness that spoke to police, Pitts pulled out the gun during the argument. Then the weapon was put away, and Pitts tried to fistfight the other student.
Police talked to the other party involved in the argument. He only mentioned an argument and not the gun.
At first, Pitts denied to coaches and police that he had a gun. Then, Pitts confessed and told police the location of the weapon. A search ensued in the room, and police located a Glock 43 9mm handgun inside its original case.
“Police searched the room and located a Glock 43 9mm handgun in a black Adidas bag in the original Glock case under the bed in a storage bin,” said the report.
After securing the gun, police placed Pitts under arrest for brandishing a deadly weapon, wanton endangerment, persons prohibited from possessing firearms, and assault. Police transferred Pitts to Bluefield City Jail until arraignment.