Washington D.C., Jul 6, 2023 / 10:28 am
The victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting on the Catholic University of America’s Washington, D.C., campus was 25-year-old Maxwell Emerson of Crestwood, Kentucky, according to an update provided by university president Peter Kilpatrick.
Emerson was a social studies teacher at Oldham County High School in Kentucky and was not a student or member of the faculty, Kilpatrick said. Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter, which the department offers for all homicide investigations.
At about 8 a.m. on July 5, two men walked onto the school’s campus from Michigan Avenue and got into an altercation, Kilpatrick said. One of the men, who has not yet been publicly identified, shot the other man, Emerson, in the plaza in front of Father O’Connell Hall and fled on foot.
Police believe that the two men knew each other, Kilpatrick noted. The university’s Department of Public Safety and emergency services that were called to the scene provided first aid, but Emerson died at a local hospital from the injuries.