MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner

Apr 2, 2014

Credit ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: 

Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner."

Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.

A September 2012 policy update bans all weapons from MSU property, including vehicles in campus parking lots. A student found to be in violation is subject to expulsion and any other appropriate legal actions.

There are some exceptions for the school’s ROTC and rifle team, as well as for people licensed to carry concealed weapons as long as the weapons don't leave the vehicle.


Murray State has released a statement saying that further investigation indicates the person seen on campus with a gun Tuesday night was "transfering it from his shoulder to a vehicle in a non-threatening manner."

The department of public safety and emergency management on campus will continue to investigate the incident and welcomes any additional information. They can be contacted at 270-809-2222.

We have a pending request for the university policy regarding firearms.

Murray State’s Main campus is no longer on lockdown after last night’s search for an armed intruder near Franklin Residential College.

Initial reports of white male in shorts and a black tank top carrying a long gun surfaced around 8:30 p.m. Witnesses say the suspect drove away in a silver vehicle.

After searching campus for almost two hours the Murray State police called off the lockdown. According to A university spokesperson Murray police have apprehended a possible suspect.

The Murray State news reports Freshman Reyon Williams was taken into custody last night at his apartment in Campus Evolution Villages.

No other information is available at this time.