Police Arrest Teen Suspect In Morgan State University Shooting

Investigators are searching for a second suspect who is ‘armed and dangerous.’

The police have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with a mass shooting at the campus of Morgan State University, CBS News reports.

On Thursday (October 12), the suspect was arrested in Washington, D.C., and charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, according to the Baltimore Police Department. The juvenile remains unidentified because of his age.

Additionally, the authorities released an image of Jovan Williams, 18, who is wanted in connection to the shooting and is considered to be "armed and dangerous."

In a joint statement, Baltimore Police, Morgan State University, and federal law enforcement officials released an update on the case on Friday (October 13).

"BPD has been working tirelessly on the investigation into this incident and are grateful for the many partners that assisted us in identifying and capturing one of our suspects," Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said. "We will not rest until Williams is in custody. While this arrest cannot undo the damage and trauma caused that day, it is my hope that it can bring some peace and justice to the victims, the Morgan community, and our city."

“Thank you to the BPD detectives for their tireless work to identify and arrest this suspect, and I know they will not rest until the other perpetrator is brought to justice. I hope their efforts bring some solace to the victims in this horrible event, the entire Morgan State University community, and Baltimoreans all across our city,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott added. “We will continue to provide every level of support we have to the Morgan campus. As we do every day, the city will continue doing our part to reduce and end gun violence by removing illegal guns and the people who use them off of our streets, while pursuing a comprehensive public-health-informed violence reduction strategy.”

The Baltimore Police were assisted by Washington's Metro Police Department and Federal law enforcement agencies to arrest the suspect. Surveillance footage helped the authorities locate the suspects involved in the shooting.

Police block off the south entrance to Morgan State University.

Police Searching For Suspect Who Shot Five People at Morgan State Campus

Lorraine Coleman shared that she was relieved that an arrest was made and shocked to learn the age of the suspect.

The mass shooting occurred on October 3 outside Thurgood Marshall Hall on the MSU’s campus. Five people were shot, including four students.

In response to the shooting, the official at MSU announced the cancellation and postponement of homecoming activities.

The school’s Homecoming Concert, Silent Headphones Party, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade, and all other on-campus events, including our Lady Bear Volleyball match, were all canceled.

The Homecoming Football Game and the MSU 39th Annual Homecoming Gala have been postponed.

If anyone has additional information on the shooting or the whereabouts of Williams, please call the Northeast District Detectives at 410-396-2444 or simply dial 911.

A reward of up to $9,000 has been offered by the Metro Crime Stoppers and ATF for tips leading to an arrest.

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