Teen, 17, is arrested in connection with mass shooting at Morgan State University that injured five people
- A teenager has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting at Morgan State University
- Baltimore police said the youth was taken into custody Thursday after five people were injured after bullets were fired in the campus dining hall.
- Police have also issued an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Jovan Williams in connection with the shooting
A teenager has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting at Morgan State University earlier this month that left five people injured.
Baltimore police said the juvenile, who has not been identified, was taken into custody Thursday and will be charged with multiple counts of attempted murder.
Police also announced they had issued a murder warrant for 18-year-old Jovan Williams in connection with the shooting.
Officers say Williams is armed and dangerous and anyone with information is urged to contact them.
The shooting occurred last week after bullets were fired into the dining hall of the University of Maryland campus.
At least two people opened fire during a dispute between two groups at Morgan State University homecoming events
A Baltimore City Fire Department truck is at Morgan State University during a shooting on campus Tuesday
Police also announced they had issued an attempted murder warrant for 18-year-old Jovan Williams, pictured here, in connection with the shooting
Commissioner Richard Worley said, “BPD has worked tirelessly to investigate this incident and is grateful to the many partners who helped us identify and arrest one of our suspects.
“We will not rest until Williams is in custody. While this arrest cannot undo the damage and trauma caused that day, I hope it can bring some peace and justice to the victims, the Morgan community and our city.”
Students at the historically black university crowned their ‘Mister & Miss Morgan State University’ shortly before the gunfire broke out.
Attendees walked from the hall to the student center for a coronation ball, which was about to begin when gunfire sent people scattering in fear.
The five victims – four men and one woman, aged between 18 and 22 – were not in critical condition after the incident. Four were confirmed as students.
City police and university officials initially warned students of an active shooter and ordered them to take shelter for hours while SWAT officers went door to door looking for suspects.
A video later emerged on social media showing the moment SWAT teams raided campus dormitories in search of the gunmen.
A video that student Don Myrie posted to
Myrie, a sophomore, said in an interview with The Baltimore Banner that he was exhausted after a day of work and that his friends forced him to go to the homecoming event where the attack occurred.
As they walked there, they saw police cars zooming by and students screaming and running.
Eventually, Myrie and a group of about twenty others gathered in a room.
The college told students to avoid Thurgood Marshall Hall, a mixed-use residence hall with attached dining facilities, and the Murphy Fine Arts Center.
David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University, said of the juvenile’s arrest: “The Morgan community can take comfort today in knowing that an arrest has been made and we are one step closer to capturing all suspected perpetrators responsible for this. for the incident that occurred on our campus
“I commend the Baltimore Police Department and the Morgan State University Police Department for their joint investigative efforts and swift actions to identify the alleged shooters and for diligently working to get them off the streets.
“We look forward to the day when all individuals involved in the shooting are held accountable for what occurred.”