Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-04-04

Samford has learned that a Cumberland School of Law student, Matthew David McLain, died tragically in an off-campus accident Friday morning, April 4.

In a statement to the Samford community, president Andrew Westmoreland said, "I am sorry to inform you that Matt McLain, a student in the Cumberland School of Law, died early this morning of a gunshot wound.

"The accident occurred in Homewood at an apartment complex on Raleigh Avenue. Members of the Homewood Police Department are investigating the accident and we are working with authorities in every way possible to learn what we can about it," said Dr. Westmoreland.

"Matt is remembered today as a young man full of promise. We grieve with those who loved him and we offer our steadfast support for family and friends during these days."