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Western Illinois University student arrested in dorm shooting, classes resuming

Western Illinois University student arrested in dorm shooting, classes resuming

CHICAGO (AP) — Western Illinois University says a student suspected of shooting his roommate in their dorm room has turned himself into police.

The 18-year-old student’s arrest means that the school will resume classes Wednesday. It had locked down after Tuesday night’s shooting. The shooting at Thompson Hall on the Macomb campus stemmed from what officials said was a dispute between the two roommates.

The wounded student underwent surgery. The school has declined to comment on his condition. In a news release, the university said that 18-year-old Kavion Poplous turned himself into Chicago police Wednesday afternoon and was then taken into custody by the FBI.