Baton Rouge, La. (WAFB) – The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Sunday, October 23rd that they have arrested the suspected gunman in the Friday, October 21st shooting near Southern University that injured 11 people.
U.S. Marshals arrested Jaycedrick Williams, 22, on 11 counts of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, police said.
According to a Southern University spokesperson, ten of the 11 injured in the incident were Southern students. The university added that Williams was not a student and did not attend the school.
Jaycedrick Williams, 22, was arrested on 11 counts of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, police said.
Darryl Stansberry, 28, and Miles Moss, 24, were arrested and charged with 11 related charges after first-degree attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon, the Baton Rouge Police Department said.
Arrest reports show Williams got into an argument with members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, then pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots into a large crowd.
Officers believe the three suspects came together and fled the scene together after the shooting, police say.
When asked about their relationship with the other two accused, police said they were all ‘friends’.
“First, we want to thank the Baton Rouge community for being patient, working with us, and helping us with this case. Providing us with the information we need, the video surveillance footage we have. We want to ask the Baton Rouge community to continue to work with us and provide us with any additional video that may further our investigation,” Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said.
Jail records show Williams had faced numerous charges for other incidents prior to the shooting.
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A total of 11 people, at least nine of them, were injured in the early morning shooting outside the campus on Friday, October 21.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has made two additional arrests after being charged in connection with a shooting near Southern University.
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Friday near the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity house on Harding Boulevard (600 block of Harding), police said. Police initially reported that nine people were killed. However, two more victims later came forward, she said.
Nine Southern University students were injured in an off-campus shooting early Friday, Oct. 21, university officials said.
Despite the shooting, the Southern University Police Department believes the security measures are sufficient before returning home for the weekend.
Authorities added that none of the victim’s injuries are considered life-threatening.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, investigators believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking witnesses with photos, videos or information that could help the investigation to come forward. You are urged to contact police by calling (225) 389-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Captain Harold Williams with the Southern University Police Department answered questions about campus safety and weekend home safety.
Southern University released the following statement about the incident:
Several people were shot outside Southern University’s campus early Friday, Oct. 21, according to university officials.
Southern University’s Board of Supervisors held its regularly scheduled meeting Friday. At the meeting, chairman Edwin Shorty said of the incident:
The Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office released the following statement:
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