WASHINGTON – On November 17, 2023, members of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District Crime Suppression Team arrested the second man wanted in the Oct. 3 shooting incident at Morgan State University.
Jovon Terrell Williams, aka “Chewy,” 18, and Keion Brown, 20, were both taken into custody pursuant to a D.C. District Court Indictment.
At the time of arrest, Brown, Williams, and a 16-year-old juvenile male from Maryland were charged with firearms-related charges and other D.C. Code violations.
Williams was charged on Oct. 11 by the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City with attempted first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting incident that took place during homecoming celebration events at Morgan State University.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an arrest warrant June 15 charging Williams in a guns and drug conspiracy case. This case was being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the USMS and the Internal Revenue Service. On July 14, the Drug Enforcement Administration referred apprehension authority to the U.S. Marshals Service.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the work done by the Metropolitan Police Department and our other law enforcement partners,” said Mathew Silverman, U.S. Marshal for the District of Maryland. “These officers developed investigative leads and took swift action that empowered law enforcement to take a notoriously violent fugitive off the street.”
“We are grateful for the courageous members of D.C. Metropolitan Police Department who brought this individual into custody and the assistance provided by the U.S. Marshals and Baltimore Police Department. The community is undoubtedly safer now that he is off the street,” said ATF Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Toni M. Crosby. “ATF will continue to work alongside our law enforcement partners to identify, investigate, and incarcerate trigger-pullers who commit violent crimes in Baltimore. It doesn’t matter if they live in the city or not—the partnerships local, state, and federal law enforcement have in this region ensure that they will be found and held accountable.”
Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City, added: “The Morgan State community has been forced to grapple with the violent, reckless decision of a few individuals who had no regard for the lives around them. I want to thank the U.S. Marshals, BPD, and Morgan State Police for diligently working this case until these suspects were apprehended. I hope that this will be a sign to everyone that if you come into Baltimore City, endanger lives, and injure people, we will not rest until you are held accountable.”
Davd K. Wilson, President of Morgan State University also stated, "Today, the Morgan Community can continue to move forward with the comfort of knowing that both shooting suspects have now been captured and taken off the streets. We thank the Baltimore Police Department, Morgan State University Police, and all of the other law enforcement agencies for their collaboration and diligent effort to bring these individuals to justice. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to Mayor Brandon Scott, Governor Wes Moore, and other elected officials for their ongoing support throughout this ordeal. This is indeed great news."
“I want to recognize all of our law enforcement partners and the efforts of the Baltimore Police Department for their ongoing collaboration in apprehending Williams,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley. “His arrest means that he is no longer able to terrorize our communities. Our Department is committed to working alongside all of our communities and partners in identifying and apprehending those responsible for crime in our neighborhoods.”
All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.