Two men were arrested in connection with a shooting near the West Virginia University campus early Saturday morning, according to Morgantown police. The arrests come less than a day after a WVU student was shot and killed at a campus housing complex, WPXI reported.
Police officials said Edward Kolleh, 29, and Ethan Horseman, 20, were the suspects. Kolleh was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery. Horseman was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, among other charges.
According to police, shortly after 1 a.m., officers were called to an apartment on College Avenue for a report of gunshots. Kolleh and Horseman were at the scene and told police two men had tried to steal their marijuana. That’s when a gunfight started. Shortly after talking with Kolleh and Horseman, police said a shooting victim arrived at a Morgantown hospital.
The victim and another person were invited to the apartment to buy marijuana, investigators said. Kolleh and Horseman had already planned to rob them by having the victim and other people sit in a specific spot with their backs to a closet. Kolleh was hiding inside and Horseman had a code word, at which point, the two pulled out guns and demanded the victims empty their pockets. A fight started and there were multiple gunshots fired, WPXI reported.
The shooting victim and other people were able to run out of the apartment.
Police said they are still investigating.
A campus alert was issued shortly after 1:30 a.m. Roughly an hour later, an ALL-CLEAR was issued stating that it was safe for people nearby.
It’s not clear if any of the people involved in this situation were students.
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