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Suspect Arrested in Morgan State Shooting

by Alexis Taylor
AFRO Staff Writer

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A Baltimore man was arrested Sept. 18 in connection with a shooting at Morgan State University earlier in the month.

Kelly Lamont Ellerbee, 20, faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and related offenses in the Sept. 13 shooting.

Police said that Ellerbee shot 19-year-old Michael Antonio Campbell in a bathroom of the University Student Center. Drugs played a central role in the confrontation between the two men, police said, neither of whom were students at the school.

Det. Donny Moses said Ellerbee had an arrest warrant out on him for an unrelated incident.

The shooting occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m., causing the entire campus to be locked down. Students, faculty, and staff were allowed to leave around 6:12 p.m., and evening classes were cancelled.

University president David Wilson said in a statement that the institution has worked hard to improve security measures on their campus, at which anyone can walk on or off the grounds.

Wilson said the university has “invested in Segways and new vehicles to allow police more flexibility to move around the campus” and “instituted an integrated monitoring system that we believe will help detect threatening behavior earlier.”

Since the shooting, there has been a noticeable increase in campus security. Students also rallied on the academic quad of the campus the day after the shooting to protest gun violence.

The incident has not jeopardized a presidential campaign fundraiser scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in the Carl J. Murphy Performing Arts Center. First Lady Michelle Obama is still set to visit the campus to speak on behalf of the Obama Victory Fundraiser. 



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