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Who is Kavion Poplous?: Bio, Wiki, Age, Education,(Suspect in Western Illinois University Shooting arrested)

Student considered ‘armed and dangerous’ following WIU shooting; classes canceled Wednesday

Kavion Poplous bio, wiki, age, education

Kavion Poplous is the Western Illinois University freshman who is accused of shooting his roommate on the night of September 15. The incident was described as “isolated.” He is a freshman at the university. Police said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a dorm at Thompson Hall. The school says it was related to a roommate dispute, and police say it was an isolated incident. Populous is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. A search for the suspect is underway. The condition of the student shot is unknown at this time.

WIU has canceled all in-person and online classes Wednesday

According to a news release from the school, a shooting was reported at the Thompson Hall residence hall building on the school’s Macomb campus at 10:38 p.m. The suspect and victim are both residents of Thompson Hall. At the time of the shooting, a fire alarm was pulled in the building and it was evacuated. A male student was shot during the incident. The suspect, named as Poplous, 18, fled the scene. The release said Poplous is “considered armed and dangerous.”

As a result of the shooting, all classes at Western Illinois University were suspended on September 16. The press release added, “All buildings, including residence halls, will be locked.” At the time of writing on September 16, authorities were searching for Poplous. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and was armed with a black pistol. Scanner traffic indicated that Poplous could be driving a black Nissan Altima with a license plate reading CA91734.

the victim was taken to McDonough District Hospital in Macomb and then transferred to another hospital. The outlet reported the victim’s condition has not been released.

While the victim has not been named, a WIU spokesperson said he was Poplous’ roommate in the dorm.

According to his LinkedIn page, Poplous is a native of Chicago and attended Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago. Poplous graduated from high school in 2020. Poplous wrote on his page, “I’m from ‘Englewood’ that’s the south side of Chicago and I just want to have an impact on my youth to show them rapping and playing ball is not the only way to it out the hood.”


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