SHOOTING AT MISSOURI ROLLA CAMPUS …Update: Shooter Tried to Enter Fort Leonard Wood …Update: He’s a Former OK Inmate …Update: Captured
Cody Nathaniel Willcoxson, 31, fired shots with an AK47 at police before going on campus Thursday. (News OK)
There was a shooting this morning at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. The campus is still on lockdown.
FOX 4 KC reported:
Police are searching Rolla for a reported gunman who was on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and fired shots nearby. Campus and surrounding businesses were still on lockdown.
The school reported that the suspect, a white male with sandy blonde hair, was to be considered dangerous and his hand may be bleeding. Police recovered a firearm near McNutt Hall.
The school website reports the gunman was on campus around 8:55 a.m., but had left campus at around 9:10 a.m. No shots were fired on campus and no injuries were reported. The suspect was last seen in a residential area northwest of campus across Interstate 44.
McNutt, an academic building, has been placed under lockdown and students and staff on campus are being asked to stay indoors. Those not on campus were asked to stay away.
Ozarks First has more on the gunman.
May Calicotte, a secretary in the office of University Communications, tells KOLR10 a gunman was inside McNutt Hall about 9:00 this morning. The building houses offices and classrooms. Calicotte says security officials told the campus community the shooter had left the campus on foot, but the campus remains in lock-down. No injuries have been reported and the University says no shots were fired on campus.
Mindy Limback, assistant director of University Communications, told KOLR10 News the gunman was last seen on White Columns Driver northwest of the campus. Several fraternities and other university facilities are located in that area…
… the suspect, a white male, is still at large and was last seen near White Columns Drive, a residential area northwest of campus across Interstate 44.
The suspect was last seen wearing a blue-and-white t-shirt and may be bleeding from one hand.
UPDATE: The shooter tried to enter Fort Leonard Wood.
Local FOX 2 reported:
The search for a gunman who opened fire on law enforcement officers and brought a gun onto a Missouri campus continues. His name is Cody Wilcoxson and police say the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when the suspect tried to get onto the Fort Leonard Wood Army Post.
Officials at Ft. Leonard Wood say Wilcoxson wanted to access the base but had what appeared to be a fake ID. When he was asked to turn his car around and leave, he drove through the gate and was chased off the base.
Wilcoxson, according to police, fired at St. Roberts and Pulaski County officers while driving east on Interstate 44 towards Rolla.
The Rolla police chief said Wilcoxson fired shots as him several times during a pursuit. Officers put down stop sticks, flattening the suspects car. He crashed on the Missouri S & T Campus and ran through the McNutt building.
At this time there are no reports of anyone being injured. Campus officials say there were no shots fired on campus.
Police say when he left campus he broke into a home and stole a 2003 gray colored Ford Taurus with Missouri tags “ROLLA B”.
Update: The suspect was captured. He was shot during the ordeal.