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Hearing for WIU Shooting Suspect

Oct 9, 2020

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for January 5, 2021 for the Western Illinois University freshman accused of shooting his roommate.

Kavion Poplous
Credit Courtesy WIU

Kavion Poplous, 18, remains in jail on $1 million bond.  He is charged with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Battery, and one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

He has pleaded not guilty. He has asked for a jury trial.

Poplous is accused of shooting Amarion Hargrove several times in Thompson Hall on September 15, 2020 in what investigators have called a roommate dispute.

Poplous turned himself in to police in Chicago the day after the shooting.

Hargrove is recovering from his injuries.