Suspect arrested in shooting at Grambling State
Non-student fighting for his life; campus police officer also shot but wounds are not life-threatening, authorities say
GRAMBLING, La. (KSLA) — A suspect is in custody following an overnight shooting in which two people, including a police officer, were wounded at Grambling State University in Grambling.
The gunfire happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, according to GSU’s communications director. There was a party at the venue when shots were fired.
Preliminary investigation by Louisiana State Police detectives indicates two people became involved in an altercation during a gathering in the assembly center.
During the altercation, 19-year-old Princeston Andre Adams allegedly produced a firearm and shot a man twice in his chest.
And as campus police responded to the gunfire, one of the officers was struck in the leg while attempting to break up the altercation.
Louisiana state troopers have since arrested Adams on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
The Shreveport man was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center at Ruston at 10:59 a.m. Friday. Bond has been set at $1 million for the former Grambling State student.
University President Rick Gallot issued the following statement:
“Our goal at Grambling State University is to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for our students. To help in this effort, we will work with our student life and campus safety teams to grow our policies and procedures to better accommodate our student body. Our hearts and prayers go out to those impacted by last night’s events both directly and indirectly. I encourage all of our campus and community to support Louisiana State Police in their investigation by calling (318) 274-2222 with any related information.”
According to GSU’s Jovan Hackley, associate vice president of strategy, marketing and communications, the party was not an official university-sponsored event. Student ID checks were not required.
Two people, a campus police officer and a non-student, were injured. The non-student was flown to a Shreveport hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The wounds to the officer, who was shot in his lower body, are not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
Witnesses on the scene told authorities they saw someone flee the campus after the shots were fired.
Students said they received text messages and emails from the campus about the shooting about 2 a.m. Friday.
Investigators with Louisiana State Police and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office are working to learn more about the incident.
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