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Arrest Made in Grambling Shooting

Update: 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26:

An arrest has been made in reference to the double homicide that occurred on the campus of Grambling State University that claimed the lives of Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell.

Jaylin M. Wayne has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection to the shooting deaths of Andrews and Caldwell. Andrews and Wayne were both GSU students.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office investigators secured an arrest warrant for Wayne after gathering evidence and conducting extensive interviews of witnesses and others involved.

Investigators say the incident was initiated as a result of a disagreement that led to a fight between one of the victims, Earl Andrews, and the suspect. According to investigators, at some point during the fight, the suspect allegedly produced a firearm and shot Andrews and Caldwell. Caldwell appears to have been coming to the aide of Andrews when he was shot.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone says he's grateful for the help of other local law enforcement and the Louisiana State Police, and wants to assure Grambling students, faculty and staff that increased law enforcement activity will continue in the area.

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A sheriff's spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives are at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting 911 calls starting at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday.

"It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard," Williams said. "We're interviewing witnesses."

Grambling State University Media Relations Director Will Sutton told news outlets that one of the victims was a Grambling senior, Earl Andrews, and the other was Monquiarius Caldwell, both 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana.