UPDATE: Shooting suspect arraignment postponed indefinitely

Katherine Schaeffer

The arraignment for the suspect involved in Wednesday night’s shooting incident has been cancelled for the second time because of medical concerns.

Quavaugntay Tyler, a freshman criminology and justice studies major, was admitted to the hospital Thursday night for seizure treatment, said Kent State Chief of Police John Peach.

The arraignment, originally scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Thursday, was postponed to the same time Friday because of health considerations. It is postponed indefinitely until Tyler is released from the hospital.

“He’s been returned to the hospital, and his condition is that which they don’t think he’ll be released for Monday, and that would be a tentative new arraignment,” Peach said.

Tyler was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and violating his probation. No bond will be set until he goes to court.

Police arrested Tyler Wednesday night after he fired a shot in the Bowman hall parking lot in the midst of a heated domestic dispute. The shot resulted in a campus-wide lockdown.

A representative from the Portage County Jail confirmed that Tyler there this evening.

Katherine Schaeffer is a senior enterprise reporter for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact Katherine Schaeffer at [email protected].