Second Suspect in Morgan State Shooting Arrested in D.C.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police have reported that a second suspect in the shooting that occurred on the Morgan State campus during Homecoming week last month has been apprehended in Washington, D.C.
The 18-year-old Jovan Terrell Williams, also known as “Chewy,” is facing several charges, including attempted first-degree murder, in connection with the shooting incident that happened during Morgan State University’s homecoming celebrations.
Last month, a 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody. “The Morgan State community has been forced to grapple with the violent, reckless decision of a few individuals who had no regard for the lives around them,” Brandon Scott, the mayor of Baltimore, stated.
A “notoriously violent fugitive” is arrested in D.C. 18-yr-old Jovon Williams was wanted in the Morgan State University #massshooting:
“I want to thank the U.S. Marshals, BPD, and Morgan State Police for diligently working this case until these suspects were apprehended. I hope that this will be a sign to everyone that if you come into Baltimore City, endanger lives, and injure people, we will not rest until you are held accountable.”
Morgan State students made up four of the five victims of the October 3 incident. Following the Homecoming Coronation, which caused several other events to be canceled or postponed that week as law authorities searched for the shooters, there was a shooting.
This was the third year in a row that gun violence-plagued homecoming events. Following the shooting, Morgan State Police increased security and stationed an armed Morgan State University police officer outside Marshall Hall permanently.
President David Wilson of Morgan State stated, “Today, the Morgan Community can continue to move forward with the comfort of knowing that both shooting suspects have now been captured and taken off the streets.”
“We thank the Baltimore Police Department, Morgan State University Police, and all of the other law enforcement agencies for their collaboration and diligent effort to bring these individuals to justice. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to Mayor Brandon Scott, Governor Wes Moore, and other elected officials for their ongoing support throughout this ordeal. This is indeed great news.”
Wilson continued, saying, “I want to recognize all of our law enforcement partners and the efforts of the Baltimore Police Department for their ongoing collaboration in apprehending Williams,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley.
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“His arrest means that he is no longer able to terrorize our communities. Our Department is committed to working alongside all of our communities and partners in identifying and apprehending those responsible for crime in our neighborhoods.”
Yasha Barnhart, a student at Morgan State, found out about the arrest on Monday afternoon. “They need to be more aware of their actions and how they affect others,” Barnhart stated.
“People were traumatized, people were hurt, people will never forget. It brands other people, it brands the school, it brands the city, it brands themselves and their families, and the actions that they took that night affected so much more people than just the person they were probably after.”
Williams is wanted by the authorities in connection with a different scheme involving guns and drugs since June.