Suspect caught after Western Illinois University student shot


MACOMB, Ill. (WCIA) — Western Illinois University officials said a suspect is now in custody after a shooting at Thompson Hall at Western Illinois University.

Officials said 18-year-old Kavion Poplous turned himself in to Chicago Police. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

This comes after authorities said he shot his roommate at the university. The roommate was taken to the hospital.

Western’s officers were called to Thompson Hall for a report of someone being shot. University officials said the fire alarm was also pulled and the building was evacuated.

All classes are canceled Wednesday in both Macomb and Moline.

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