University Apartments Shooter Captured, Being Detained in North Miami

Police have captured the shooter responsible for the University Village Apartments shooting 12 hours ago, according to FAU police officials.

Sometime between noon and 12:30 p.m., police detained Omar Everton Graham, Jr., a 23-year-old Royal Palm Beach resident, at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.

FAU officials had also sent a university-wide e-mail to students and faculty at 12:30 p.m. that the suspect had been “identified and located” at an off-campus location.

Graham is currently being detained at an undisclosed North Miami police station for questioning, said FAU senior public information officer Lisa Freed.

Boca campus Police Chief Charles Lowe said Graham was apprehended shortly after releasing a BOLO (Be-On-the-Look-Out) to local police stations and universities in the tri-county area.

“We put out a full description on him and he was identified from that,” said Lowe. “He is definitely not an FAU student [and] that’s all the information about him I’m able to disclose at this time.”

Graham’s arrest freed thousands of hungry students from their on-campus dorm rooms at 12:30 p.m. – the time when the lockdown was officially lifted. Approximately 2,400 students currently living on the Boca campus were stranded during the 10-hour manhunt.

Lowe said that FAU campus police investigator Jason Melvin and Major of Investigations Audrey Jones are also currently interrogating the suspect in North Miami.

Despite the lifting of the lockdown, the Boca campus will remain closed until Thursday, May 1. According to President Frank Brogan, graduation commencement will still continue as planned on May 2.