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Morgan State University shooting suspect arrested, authorities say

Kelly Lamont Ellerbee Jr. CBS Baltimore

(CBS/AP) BALTIMORE - Police say a suspect has been arrested in last week's shooting on the campus of Morgan State University.

Authorities say 20-year-old Kelly Lamont Ellerbee Jr. shot 19-year-old Michael Antonio Campbell in the school's student center on Sept. 12.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Ellerbee was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Guglielmi says the suspect was identified by witnesses at the scene and was also wanted on drug charges.

Charging documents show Ellerbee is facing attempted murder, assault and weapons charges. The documents say officers found a shell casing in a bathroom in the campus' student center while investigation the shooting last week.

The Baltimore campus was locked down for a time after the shooting.

Campbell is not a Morgan State student and was visiting his cousin, who is on the school's football team, CBS Baltimore reports. Officials reportedly say the shooting was the result of an argument over drugs.

According to the station, officials say Campbell will not face charges.

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