This morning, Nov. 7, 2017, at approximately 6:55 a.m., an argument occurred between two RoadRunner Shuttle drivers near the corner of Cantey and Highview. During this incident, one of the drivers shot at, and missed, the other driver. He then struck the other driver with his shuttle before driving off campus.
To ensure safety, TCU Police activated the TCU Alert system, urging everyone to shelter in place until we were certain that the incident was resolved. Fort Worth Police pursued and ultimately apprehended the driver several miles from campus. The suspect surrendered to and was arrested by Fort Worth Police. TCU Police deployed the TCU Alert system to issue an all-clear once police were confident that the suspect was no longer a risk to our campus.
No students, staff or faculty were on the shuttles or involved in this incident in any way, and the affected shuttle driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
All classes are canceled until noon today. Staff members in the Counseling Center, Campus Life Office, Residence Halls, Student Development Services, International and Intercultural Services and University ministries are available to help anyone dealing with this emergency. University Ministers will be available both in their Jarvis Hall locations and in the Robert Carr Chapel. International and Intercultural Services will provide donuts, bagels, coffee and hot chocolate for students wishing to visit Jarvis Hall.
Shuttle service will resume once TCU Police clear all drivers for service.
We are thankful that this situation was resolved quickly and effectively. Above all, thank you to students, faculty and staff for your attention and participation during this morning’s events. TCU is committed to providing a safe environment for our community. We know that safety is the result of careful attention to operations and everyone’s willingness to be prepared should an emergency arise.