Armed suspect flees inside off campus apartment


MUPD sent a safety alert March 14 notifying students about an individual on campus who is striking and threatening women. Marquette Wire stock photo.

Shots were fired near N. 24th street and W. Kilbourn Ave. Monday afternoon. Following the incident, Marquette University Police Department sent out a safety notice at 12:21 p.m.

The suspect and one victim then went into an apartment building on 15th St. between W. State St. and W. Kilbourn Ave.

Milwaukee Police Department evacuated the apartment building.

Izzy Melia, a sophomore in the College of Education, lives near 15th St.

“There were just a lot of cops outside so I went out to throw out my trash and see what was up, and the cops were arming themselves,” Melia said.

Both subjects ran into an apartment building on 15th St.  near Melia’s building. The Milwaukee Police Department is still investigating the incident.

“We do not have any additional information to the safety alert communications sent earlier this afternoon. Marquette University Police Department was an assisting agency and Milwaukee Police Department is investigating this ongoing matte,” Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, said.

As of 4 p.m., there have been no further updates on the incident.

This story was written by Megan Woolard. She can be reached at