A Grambling State University freshman was arrested on Thursday after a shooting on campus that left another student and his friend dead.
Jaylin M. Wayne was arrested after the shooting that left Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell dead shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Wayne and Andrews were fighting inside a dorm room, and the altercation eventually spilled out into the courtyard, where Andrew was shot and his friend was also shot as he rushed forward to help. Wayne then reportedly fled the scene. The two young men were dead when police arrived.
Sheriff Mike Stone said that the shooting was not an act of terrorism or a random act of violence and that the parties involved all knew each other “to some extent.”
The school’s president, Rick Gallot, has since released a statement on the shooting, saying, “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. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Andrews and the Caldwell families during this difficult time.”