Third Suspect Arrested in Connection With Southern University Off-Campus Shooting That Injured 11
Baton Rouge police announced the arrest on Sunday (Oct. 23) of a third person in connection with a shooting that injured 11 people early Friday (Oct. 21) at an off-campus fraternity house party near Louisiana’s Southern University, WSDU reports.
U.S. Marshals arrested Jaicedric Williams, 22, in an ongoing investigation. Authorities charged him with 11 counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
CNN reports that the shooting happened during homecoming week at the HBCU before 2 a.m. Friday. Baton Rouge police Deputy Chief Myron Daniels said nine victims were initially reported to have suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds before two additional victims came forward.
The police said Friday they also arrested Daryl Stansberry, 28, and Miles Moss, 24, for involvement in the shooting and charged them with 11 counts of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Investigators believe Williams initiated a fight with members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, pulled out a handgun, and fired multiple times into a large crowd of people, WAFB reported, citing arrest reports. The three suspects allegedly arrived at the party together and fled together after the shooting. Authorities believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
“While this unfortunate incident happened off campus at a non-University sponsored event, the University strongly condemns any act of violence,” said a Southern University statement posted to Twitter.