At 1:16 a.m. on Jan. 9, the FSU Police Department and Tallahassee Police Department responded to 1944 Heritage Grove, a collection of properties housing fraternity students off Ocala Road, to investigate a report of an accidental shooting. Police immediately secured the area and determined there was no further threat to the campus community. They quickly identified the shooter and began an investigation.
According to FSU Police Chief David Perry, Evan Wilhelm, a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, was in his apartment allegedly showing friends new accessories on his rifle when it accidentally discharged, shooting a female student, Ashley Cowie, in the chest, then striking a male student, Keith Savino, in the wrist. Cowie died at the scene. Savino