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Western Illinois University shooting suspect turns himself in


MACOMB (WGEM) -- The suspect wanted in a shooting on the Western Illinois Campus in Macomb on Tuesday surrendered to police, according to university officials.

WIU officials said Kavion Poplous, 18, turned himself into Chicago Police Wednesday afternoon.

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday morning for the WIU freshman, charging him with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

Poplous is accused of shooting his roommate Tuesday evening in Thompson Hall.

The shooting victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital according to WIU spokesperson Darcie Shinberger.

WIU Interim President Martin Abraham said the injured student was transferred to another hospital overnight where he had surgery. His condition was not known Wednesday afternoon.

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