Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office reported that the suspect in Grambling’s deadly shooting turned himself in after learning that an arrest warrant had been issued. Jaylin M. Wayne was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, both 23. He was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Wayne, is a freshman at Grambling State University, was from St. Louis.
In the middle of the night on October 24, 2017, authorities were made aware of a shooting on the campus of Grambling State University. The Grambling State University Police Chief was called on his cell phone by a female student who heard gunshots outside of a dormitory. The two victims, 23 year old Earl Andrews and 23 year old Monquiarious Caldwell, were found dead at the scene in a courtyard between two dorm buildings.
“I feel confident that our investigators have put together a strong case,” Sheriff Mike Stone said. “As a department, we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. I want to thank our team of investigators for their dedication and the determined effort they put forth in working this case.”
KSLA was able to speak with Caldwell’s mother, Alicia Cain, who reflected on losing her first son to gun violence as well 9 years ago. Cain says she was “just begging the Lord ‘don’t let it be my baby. Not my baby boy.’” Andrews’ grandmother, Sadie Warren, and sister Quanice also spoke with KSLA, saying Andrews will be missed.
Grambling State University has an enrollment of about 5,200 students. In a statement, the university’s president Richard J. Gallot, Jr said that the presence of police and security will increase on its campus. The university is also seeking university input in efforts to establish enhancement of security.
“This is a horrible tragedy … our prayers are with the victims and their families,” says university spokesman Will Sutton.
“There’s no place for violence on the Grambling State University campus. We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, to watch who they hang out with, and to watch who’s around at all times. And this is a most unfortunate situation,” continued Sutton.