Armed Gunman Still at Large

As if everyone wasn’t enough on edge all day, the gunman responsible for the shooting at Broad Street is still on the loose.

Here’s a photo from the Broad Street Books surveillance camera:

Police hold a of the alleged gunman who killed a Wesleyan student Wednesday. Credit: George Ruhe, AP.

Police hold a photo of the alleged gunman who killed Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10. Photo credit: George Ruhe, Associated Press.

Earlier in the day, it seemed like the authorities either had a suspect in custody or didn’t see a significant threat near the scene of the crime. Then everyone got nervous again:
6:54 pm:
Based on new information we have just received from Middletown Police, we are advising students to avoid large gatherings, return to their residences, and remain indoors for the rest of the evening. There is no reason to believe that the perpetrator of the shooting earlier today is on or near the campus, but we believe that the Wesleyan community could possibly be at risk.  We realize that some students want to come together tonight to console each other, but such gatherings are not advisable at this time.

We will continue to provide updates to the campus community via e-mail as additional information becomes available.  Meanwhile, please immediately report any suspicious people or circumstances to Public Safety at 860-685-2222.

And decided to spend the rest of the night at home:

7:10 PM:
Based upon additional information found processing the crime scene, we would recommend Wesleyan students and Middletown residents remain vigilant.  The suspect is at large and considered armed and dangerous. Students and the Wesleyan community are advised to remain indoors while Middletown Police continue this investigation.

And then Usdan was evacuated, campus was suddenly crawling with police again, and we’re waiting for more news.

[EDIT – 10:38 pm]

They know who the guy is. Still on the run though. Latest PSafe alert:

We have recently received information from the Middletown police with pictures of the alleged gunman in the attack this afternoon, who has been identified as Stephen Morgan.

We remind students to stay indoors and to report any suspicious activities to the MPD (860 344-3200). We will send additional information as it becomes available. We plan to send another broadcast message at approximately 6:30 am.

42 thoughts on “Armed Gunman Still at Large

  1. Anonymous

    why does wesleying’s main page show that there have been 10 comments on this entry, but when I click on it, I only see 2? And none of the entry besides the photo and “Police hold a of the alleged gunman who killed a Wesleyan student Wednesday. Credit: George Ruhe, AP.

    Police hold a photo of the alleged gunman who killed Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich ‘10.” ?

  2. Anonymous

    why does wesleying’s main page show that there have been 10 comments on this entry, but when I click on it, I only see 2? And none of the entry besides the photo and “Police hold a of the alleged gunman who killed a Wesleyan student Wednesday. Credit: George Ruhe, AP.

    Police hold a photo of the alleged gunman who killed Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich ‘10.” ?

  3. Anonymous

    why does wesleying’s main page show that there have been 10 comments on this entry, but when I click on it, I only see 2? And none of the entry besides the photo and “Police hold a of the alleged gunman who killed a Wesleyan student Wednesday. Credit: George Ruhe, AP.

    Police hold a photo of the alleged gunman who killed Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich ‘10.” ?

  4. Anonymous

    Oh, just kidding. I was looking at the original surveilance camera photo. The lower one hadn’t loaded on my computer.

    -10:52

  5. Anonymous

    Oh, just kidding. I was looking at the original surveilance camera photo. The lower one hadn’t loaded on my computer.

    -10:52

  6. Anonymous

    Oh, just kidding. I was looking at the original surveilance camera photo. The lower one hadn’t loaded on my computer.

    -10:52

  7. Anonymous

    I just looked at Stephen Morgan’s page on the Cornell website, and the professor looks nothing like the guy in this photo… I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  8. Anonymous

    I just looked at Stephen Morgan’s page on the Cornell website, and the professor looks nothing like the guy in this photo… I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  9. Anonymous

    I just looked at Stephen Morgan’s page on the Cornell website, and the professor looks nothing like the guy in this photo… I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  10. Anonymous

    they said it was Stephen Morgan in a recent e-mail. I did a google search for his name and it looks like hes a professor at Cornell. The picture wes released matches up.

  11. Anonymous

    they said it was Stephen Morgan in a recent e-mail. I did a google search for his name and it looks like hes a professor at Cornell. The picture wes released matches up.

  12. Anonymous

    they said it was Stephen Morgan in a recent e-mail. I did a google search for his name and it looks like hes a professor at Cornell. The picture wes released matches up.

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