Western Illinois University student shot at residence hall in Macomb campus; victim's roommate Kavion Poplous in custody

Western Illinois University student shot at residence hall in Macomb campus; victim's roommate Kavion Poplous in custody

MACOMB, Ill. (WLS) -- A suspect is in custody after a student was injured in a shooting Tuesday at Western Illinois University-Macomb, according to a news release from the university.Western Illinois University freshman Kavion Poplous 18, of Chicago, is in custody and has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, the release stated.The university said Poplous turned himself in at a Chicago Police Department precinct and was taken into custody by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) at approximately 1:35 pm Wednesday.According to officials, around 10:38 pm Tuesday, the University's Office of Public Safety was notified of a student who had been shot in Thompson Hall. At the same time, a fire alarm pull station was activated in Thompson, and the building was evacuated.A resident in the hall was shot by a person known to him, who then fled the scene, police said.The incident was related to a roommate dispute and is believe to be an isolated incident, police said.The victim was transported to McDonough District Hospital and then transferred to another hospital, police said.School officials confirmed the student has gotten out of surgery but his condition is still unknown.Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham gave an update on the shooting at a press conference Wednesday morning."Our thoughts of course go out to the victim's family and his friends and we pray for a full and speedy recovery," Abraham said. "We are also thinking about ...
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