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Police charge suspect in shooting of student near CWRU

Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 09:25:21-05

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the shooting of an undergraduate student near Case Western Reserve University Saturday night.

Javon K. Williams was charged with attempted murder on Monday, according to the university.

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 one was injured in the shooting. A total of four University Circle police officers were involved.

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