Police arrest suspected shooter, 2 others in shooting at SU fraternity party that left 11 hurt
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a suspected shooter and two other men after gunshots were fired into a crowd of partygoers at a Southern University fraternity party early Friday morning, leaving 11 people hurt.
In a late-night news conference Friday, the Baton Rouge Police Department said they arrested Miles Moss, 24, and Daryl Stansberry, 28, following the shooting. They both face charges of with accessory after the fact of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of weapons.
After searching for more suspects over the weekend, U.S. Marshals arrested 22-year-old Jaicedric Williams for 11 counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. District Attorney Hillar Moore said Monday he's asking a judge to keep Williams in jail without bond.
Arrest records suggest more arrests are possible.
Arrest documents said the shooting stemmed from a fight between Williams and one of the members of the fraternity. During the fight, Williams was apparently seen pulling out a handgun and firing into the crowd of partygoers.
Police said after two additional people came forward, the number of victims increased to 11. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe the shooting was an isolated incident and said there is no ongoing threat to campus.
The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday morning at the Kappa Alpha Psi alumni house on Harding Boulevard, just outside the campus entrance. A flyer posted to social media suggested the fraternity was hosting its annual "Kappa Luau" that night.
The shooting comes at the end of Southern's homecoming week and just a day before the university's homecoming game against the Virginia University of Lynchburg. The school hosted several events in the last few days, including a concert Thursday night.
It's not the first time the "Kappa Luau" ended in gunfire. In 2018, LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was shot dead during an altercation at the off-campus party.
Southern University released a statement hours after the shooting, emphasizing that the party was not a school-sponsored event and that the shooting did not happen on the university's grounds. During a news conference Friday afternoon, campus police guaranteed that the campus would be safe throughout the weekend.
Moss' bond was set at $1,675,000 and Stansberry's was set at $450,000. Williams' bond was not set yet.
The Baton Rouge mayor's office released its own statement early Friday afternoon:
This morning, Baton Rouge residents, Southern University students and alumni woke up in anticipation of a joyous day as we celebrate homecoming. This joy was disrupted by the news overnight of a person or persons, who indiscriminately shot into a crowd of innocent people. Young men and women were senselessly injured while they were enjoying homecoming celebrations just off campus.
Since this incident began, I have been closely monitoring the situation, staying in constant contact with Chief Murphy Paul and Southern University.
We are working with all of our law enforcement agencies, local, state and federal—and will continue to support these agencies by making any resource available at our disposal.
As we speak, our law enforcement agencies are working around the clock to chase down leads and make arrests. Anyone with information should contact BRPD or Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers right away.
We will not allow this act of violence to go unchecked. We will bring the person or persons responsible to justice.
This incident speaks to a much larger issue of a rise in gun violence across this country. Frankly, I have had enough of senseless violence victimizing our people. We need to continue to engage leaders and communities at all levels, local, state and federal, to address underlying causes of violence and easy access to firearms. Our people deserve peace and we will not stop working to that end.
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