Man charged with firing gun on William & Mary campus

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A man is facing charges after he allegedly fired a gun on the campus of William & Mary.

Around 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 26, Williamsburg police alerted William & Mary police after gunshots were heard near Stadium Drive. No one was hurt and there was no property damage.

Five people — none of whom were affiliated with the college — were detained immediately after the incident.

In an alert email sent to William & Mary students, campus police Chief Deb Cheesebro said the five people were banned from William & Mary and all of its properties.

On Thursday, William & Mary police obtained arrest warrants for 24-year-old Rakeem D. James, of Williamsburg. He’s charged with reckless handling of a firearm and discharging a firearm in public.

James was not taken into custody. He’s set to appear in court on March 21.

School officials say James is not affiliated with William & Mary.