911 Calls Released From Morgan State University Shooting
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A student shot on the Morgan State campus one week ago. Now, for the first time, we’re hearing the frantic calls for help from students and campus police.
Meghan McCorkell has more on the dramatic 911 tapes and an inside look at the police response in the moments after shots were fired.
Just seconds after gunfire rang out on the Morgan State campus, calls for help flooded 911.
“The Morgan State campus, someone got shot, and you need to be here now!” one caller screamed.
Football player, 19-year old Tyrell Okoro, got in some sort of dispute with the gunman. As he lay on the ground, shot on both legs and the torso, fellow students tried to get him help.
“He’s bleeding bad. Can somebody come please?” said another caller, overcome with emotion.
Witnesses said he was conscious and aware that he had been shot.
Campus police was also in touch with 911 operators. They said the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Keith Robertson, was on the loose. They described him as a black man wearing a red hoodie with jeans.
Police say Robertson ran down Hillen Road and hid behind a security shed.
WJZcameras were there as police caught up with him.
Investigators found a nine-millimeter handgun on Robertson and 16 baggies of marijuana.
Police have not yet released any motive in the shooting. Robertson now faces attempted murder, assault and handgun charges.
Since the shooting, university police have picked patrols across the campus.
This was the second shooting on the Morgan State campus this semester.