Shooting on Oklahoma State Campus
Armed robbery suspect eludes police on campus for nearly two hours
Published: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07
About 10:12 p.m. Monday an emergency voicemail was sent to Oklahoma State University students by the OSU police department that there was a gunman near campus.
The Daily O'Collegian, the official student newspaper of the university, reported that a 6"2', black male with dreadlocks shot Kasey Cook, a junior student at OSU from Grapevine, Texas, in the leg during an armed robbery.
He was attempting to steal a backpack containing a laptop, but the computer fell out of the bag as the suspect fled the scene at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house.
"If you are on/near OSU campus please stay inside," said an automated phone call from the OSU police.
Police asked OSU students to stay indoors as the gunman was reported to have moved toward Davis Hall on Oklahoma State University campus and continued to the North Monroe area of campus.
As of 11:23 p.m. Monday night police armed with assault rifles were surrounding Davis Hall in search of the gunman.
About 11:58 p.m. OSU police cleared the campus of any threat from the shooter who shot Cook, nearly two hours after the incident.
Cook was taken to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was in good spirits, updating his Facebook status from the ambulance.