A freshman at Grambling State University was arrested Thursday after an on-campus shooting left another student and his friend dead.
Jaylin M. Wayne faces first-degree murder charges after Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell were fatally shot around midnight Tuesday, according to Grambling State spokesman Will Sutton.
Wayne and Andrews were fighting inside a dorm room when the altercation spilled out into a courtyard, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Student, Earl Andrews (L), and his friend, Monquiarious Caldwell (R) were shot and killed at Grambling State University around midnight Tuesday.
Andrews was shot first before Caldwell was killed rushing to help his friend, according to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect bolted, and police arrived to find the two victims dead at the scene.
Grambling State University student Jaylin Wayne surrendered himself to police on Thursday night.
Andrews was a senior at the historically black university in northern Louisiana, while his friend Caldwell was not enrolled, Sutton said.
The suspect and victims knew each other “to some extent”, according to Sheriff Mike Stone, who said the shooting was neither random nor an act of domestic terrorism.
Family members of Grambling State University student Earl Andrews and his friend Monquiarious Caldwell, attend a prayer vigil.
“We would like to thank Sheriff Mike Stone, GSU Police Chief Howard Gene Caviness, and all local law enforcement for their commitment to our safety and their around the clock effort in solving this case within the first 48 hours,” said the school’s president Rick Gallot.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Andrews and the Caldwell families during this difficult time.”
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