Illinois faculty cancels lessons after 1 wounded in capturing
MACOMB, Sick. (AP) — Lessons had been canceled at Western Illinois College on Wednesday and all of the buildings locked down as police looked for a pupil who allegedly shot and wounded his roommate of their dormitory room on Tuesday night time, the college stated.
Based on a press release by the college, 18-year-old Kavion Poplous allegedly shot his roommate at Thompson Corridor shortly after 10:30 p.m., earlier than fleeing. “He’s thought of armed and harmful,” the college stated. Late Wednesday morning, the college introduced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Poplous on prices of first-degree tried homicide, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
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College spokeswoman Darcie Shinberger stated the capturing occurred contained in the dorm room the place the 2 lived. She stated investigators are nonetheless attempting to find out the motive and stated that the opposite pupil, whose title has not been launched, was hospitalized. Later within the day, the college introduced that the coed was out of surgical procedure however that officers there didn’t but know his situation.
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Shinberger stated the truth that Poplous has not been discovered prompted the college to cancel lessons — each on-line and in-person on the Macomb and Moline campuses — and lock down all buildings. Additionally, Thompson Corridor was evacuated.