NEWS RELEASE: Wiley College Updated Release w/ Video
The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying and apprehending the suspects responsible for a shooting that occurred on the Wiley College campus earlier this week. On Monday, January 15, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of University Ave. near Wiley Ave. on reports of gunshots. Preliminary reports indicated that a black sedan entered the Strickland Hall parking lot and possibly exchanged gunfire with a person who was in the parking lot. It is believed the sedan was occupied by two subjects. The suspects in the sedan crashed into a retaining wall, causing damage to the retaining wall and the vehicle. The vehicle left the scene prior to officers’ arrival. Based on evidence gathered at the scene, the sedan is believed to be a black Chevrolet Impala, possibly a year model between 2006 – 2013, with extensive front end damage.
During their investigation, officers discovered that a bullet went through a window in one of the Strickland Hall dorm rooms. Three female students were inside the dorm room at the time of the shooting and no injuries were reported.
Marshall Police are still searching for the individuals involved in the shooting. Those involved are facing charges of Deadly Conduct. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969.
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department