Irwin Hall Incident Update
At approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, five bullets were fired into the glass portion of the north door of Irwin Hall on Baker University’s Baldwin City campus
Updated - 9:25 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19
Baldwin City Police Department Press Release:
At approximately 3:30 AM on January 16, 2011, an unknown person fired multiple shots into a door located at the rear of Irwin Hall, 810 Dearborn Street, on the Baker Campus. Eyewitness statements describe a short, white male subject, wearing a dark “bomber” style jacket, running northwest from the area. The subject was seen getting into a dark colored Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable style of vehicle. The subject entered the passenger side of the vehicle and the vehicle left westbound towards 9th St. No one was injured during the incident.
Baker University has agreed to fund a $1000 reward for information that leads to a conviction regarding the incident. Douglas County Crime Stoppers also may fund a cash reward for information that leads to a conviction that comes through the Tips Hotline. The Baldwin Police Department encourages anyone with information about this incident to contact us at 785 594-3850, or call the Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 785 843-TIPS (8477). All callers to the Tips Hotline remain anonymous.
Here are responses to frequently asked questions since the incident.
Was anyone hurt?
No one was hurt.
How quickly did law enforcement respond?
How were the students notified?
How is the Baldwin City campus’ public safety department staffed?
Is extra security being provided at this time?
How many people were in Irwin at the time?
Are guns allowed on campus?
Are the residence halls locked at night?
How close is the Baldwin City Police Department to campus?
How often do incidents like this happen at the Baldwin City campus? Crime of any kind is extremely rare at Baker University. To review the most recent five-year campus security reports in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, go to https://www.bakeru.edu/baldwin/current-students/services/health-a-safety-information/security-reports
What do I do if I have any information about the incident?
What safety precautions does the Public Safety Office recommend?
What services are available for Baker students, faculty and staff emotionally affected by the incident?
To see the letter for the families of Baker University students, go to http://www.bakeru.edu/landing/openletter