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Shooting occurs at Wright State

Hasan Abdul-Karim, Staff Writer

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A shooting incident occurred on campus Wednesday, March 30 at about 10:30 p.m. following a confrontation between two people

An argument between a man and a Wright State employee ended with a firearm being discharged and striking a vehicle

The Wright State Police Department first got wind of this confrontation from a phone call from lot 11 that alerted the officers that there was an armed man in the vicinity.

The incident occurred shortly after the phone call and marks the first time a firearm has been discharged on or near Wright State’s main campus since 2005 according to Police Chief David Finnie.

The suspect has been identified as Randolph Parlier who has no affiliation with the University and was taken into custody by Wright State police and Transported to the Greene County Jail.

Parlier is facing numerous charges through the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

I’m really proud of how our dispatchers and officers performed on this call to keep our campus safe,” Chief David said. “Officers responded appropriately and in a timely fashion to the incident, terminated the threat and placed the suspect in custody upon arrival. It was text book.”

Wright State’s police department has also provided a list of safety tips for students and faculty:

1. Travel with confidence and purpose.

2. Stay alert and plan ahead for “What if…?”

3. Know the locations of emergency blue light phones.

4. Sign up for the Raider Guardian Safety App.

5. Avoid isolated or dark areas when possible.

6. Report suspicious behavior and crimes to the police.

7. Program the police department’s phone number 937.775.211 in your cell phone.

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