2 charged following UU shooting

Staff report

Two Urbana University students, one from Huber Heights and one from Trotwood, have been charged in relation to a Tuesday shooting and subsequent lockdown at Urbana University, according to a news release issued by Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell on Thursday. Lingrell states that the investigation continues and more charges may be made.

Hunter P. Donnan, 18, of Huber Heights is charged with trafficking in drugs (marijuana) and possessing criminal tools, both felonies. Ryon W.A. Lucas, 21, of Trotwood is charged with aggravated robbery, a felony.

Lingrell’s news release confirms a weapon was fired during an altercation among several people in a dorm room at UU’s Sycamore Hall on Tuesday afternoon. He says many people have been interviewed and that there will be more interviews. The release states police have not found or interviewed anyone injured by the shot, but that bullet fragments were found in the dorm room.

The release says Donnan was taken into custody Wednesday at his home in Huber Heights and then transported to the Montgomery County Jail. He later was transferred to the Tri-County Jail in Mechanicsburg. He had an initial appearance in Champaign County Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Lucas was charged on Thursday and was to be taken to the Tri-County Jail.

At a 5:30 p.m. press conference Tuesday, Lingrell said police had responded Tuesday to UU on a report of possible shots fired shortly after 2 p.m. and that police were trying to find individuals involved. The university was placed on lockdown shortly before police arrived. Those believed to be involved were thought to have fled the area.

Lingrell notes in the news release the university’s support during this investigation. He states it is believed this was an “isolated incident” and that the campus is safe.

“Urbana University is normally a very safe environment for higher education, student activities and community involvement,” he says in the release.

Staff report