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Police charge second man in shooting of CWRU student

Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 19:14:48-05

A second person has been arrested after a shooting last weekend at Case Western Reserve University. 

Javon Williams, 19, was charged with attempted murder on Monday. A second man, Shamar Smiley, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated second-degree burglary on Tuesday, according to court documents.

Court officials state that Smiley, in the company of Williams, purposely caused the victim serious physical harm by shooting him in the abdomen during an aggravated robbery. The victim is still at the ICU at University Hospital. 

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The CWRU student was shot in the torso in a rear lot located off the 2000 block of Murray Hill Road, school officials said on Facebook. Officials said the student was shot when two men attempted to carjack him.

The 20-year-old undergraduate student was moved from the intensive care unit Sunday after undergoing surgery. The student was transferred to a regular room for recovery.

The victim's friends reportedly heard gunfire and then located him injured in the lot. The victim told police that he had been robbed and shot by two men, Cleveland police said.

After the shooting, University Circle police saw two men matching the victim's description of the men at a nearby RTA station. The two men allegedly fled and entered a ditch refusing to exit and gunfire was exchanged, police said.

Authorities said both suspects were arrested and Smiley was injured in the shooting. A total of four University Circle police officers were involved.