A Grambling State University freshman was arrested Thursday in connection with an on-campus shooting that left two dead.
According to the New York Daily News, Jaylin M. Wayne will be facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of GSU senior Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student at the school.
The Lincoln Parish (La.) Sheriff’s Office says that Wayne and Andrews were fighting inside a dorm room when the altercation spilled out into a courtyard. Andrews was shot first, before Caldwell was killed as he attempted to help his friend, the sheriff’s office said.
Wayne fled the scene after the shootings, authorities said.
Sheriff Mike Stone said that the suspect and the victims knew each other “to some extent,” emphasizing that the shooting was neither random nor an act of domestic terrorism.
“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,” GSU President Rick Gallot said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Andrews and the Caldwell families during this difficult time.”
Read more at the New York Daily News.