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Police Look For Suspects in UMES Off-Campus Shooting

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.– University of Maryland Eastern Shore student Devin Ryan Johnson, 21, was shot just blocks from the university early Sunday morning.

Police were called around 4:15 am, and campus officials said they were notified at around 4:30. Then at 5:07 an emergency alert went out to students. But no further updates were sent out, which worried some.

"I didn't find out until this morning, and I think the information I did get wasn't a lot," said Kelesa Davis, also a student at UMES. "I mean this has happened a lot and nothing has been done about it."

While there were some concerned about the little amount of information released, University Spokesman Bill Robinson says there's a reason for it.

"We haven't gotten any updates from the Princess Anne Police department, as of mid-day Monday," said Robinson. "So that's why we haven't sent them out additional information."

Princess Anne Police Chief Scott Keller said he and his officers kept in constant contact with campus officials to alert them of the urgency of the situation.

"They had as much information, basically as we did," said Chief Keller. "We are only as good as the information we receive on the scene."

Which he said investigators are still trying to verify because officers received conflicting stories.

"So to air on the side of caution, rather than to release inaccurate information, we don't release any information at all," he said.

Police and college officials said they needed to be sure they had the right information in order to keep the community as calm, and informed as possible.

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