A recent incident at Morgan State University in Washington, D.C. has resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old individual on charges of attempted murder. Last week, this incident left five individuals wounded. Baltimore police made this announcement, revealing that they are actively seeking another teenager in connection with the campus violence.
The identity of the 17-year-old suspect remains undisclosed, but they were apprehended without any confrontations on Thursday. Charges filed against this individual include multiple counts of attempted murder, according to a statement issued by the Baltimore Police Department on a Friday morning.
In addition to the arrest, detectives have also issued an attempted murder warrant for 18-year-old Jovan Williams, who is considered armed and dangerous and is linked to the same shooting incident. The Baltimore Police Department coordinated with law enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C. to identify and locate the suspects using surveillance footage obtained during the shooting.
Commissioner Richard Worley of the Baltimore Police Department expressed determination, stating, “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.”
David Wilson, the president of Morgan State University, also spoke out, providing some relief to the community, “The Morgan Community can take solace today in knowing that an arrest has been made, and we are one step closer to bringing all of the alleged culprits responsible for the incident that occurred on our campus to justice. We look forward to the day when all the individuals involved in the shooting are made to be held accountable for what took place.”
The incident that led to these arrests occurred during homecoming week celebrations on the university campus last Tuesday night. Baltimore police had been actively seeking suspects in the case and sought the assistance of the public in identifying individuals of interest by releasing videos and images related to the shooting investigation.
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Worley, in a news conference, suggested that the wounded individuals were unintended targets caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two smaller groups. Thankfully, all four of the victims, who were students at Morgan State University, have been discharged from the hospital. The injured individuals, four men and one woman aged between 18 and 22, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to campus police.