BPD announces arrest in mass shooting at Morgan State University

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Morgan Arrests

Baltimore, Md. (Oct. 13, 2023) – Regarding the Oct. 3, 2023, mass shooting that occurred on the campus of Morgan State University, detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male in Washington, D.C.

The juvenile was taken into custody on Oct. 12, without incident. He will be transported to Central Booking Intake Facility where he has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder.

Northeast District detectives worked closely with Washington D.C. Metro police as well as Federal law enforcement agencies and were able to identify and locate the shooters from surveillance video obtained during the shooting.

In addition to this arrest, detectives have issued an attempted murder warrant for 18-year-old Jovon Williams in connection to this shooting.

Williams is considered armed and dangerous. Please contact 911 immediately if you come in contact with this individual or have any further information.

“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,” said Commissioner Richard Worley. “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 on 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, said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “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. However, it continues to be clear that tackling the epidemic of gun violence in our country is going to require significant national action to address the proliferation of guns in our community, particularly those in the hands of people who should not have access to them.”

“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,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. “I commend the Baltimore Police Department and the Morgan State University Police Department for their collaborative investigative efforts and swift actions to identify the alleged shooters and the diligent work to take them off the streets. We look forward to the day when all the individuals involved in the shooting are made to be held accountable for what took place.”

“ATF, Baltimore Police Department and our law enforcement partners have worked relentlessly every day since the shooting at Morgan State University to identify the persons responsible for this brazen crime,” said ATF Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Toni M. Crosby. “We are a team in this fight against violence in Baltimore. The community is also part of this team, providing crucial context and information that can solve crimes and save lives. As law enforcement continues to investigate and search for this fugitive, we know the community is keeping their thousands of eyes and ears open. Their help could be the thing that makes the difference.”

Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this shooting is asked to call Northeast District Detectives at 410-396-2444 or simply dial 911.

Metro Crime Stoppers and ATF are offering a reward of up to $9,000 for tips leading to an arrest and charges filed. Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland at 1-866-7LOCKUP.


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