Shots fired on LSU campus early Thursday morning
BATON ROUGE - Police say a 19-year-old fired gunshots from a car window while chasing someone near LSU, triggering a campus-wide alert early Thursday morning.
At 2:44 a.m., the LSU Emergency Alert system said that officers were investigating the gunfire. Police sent out another notice about half-an-hour later saying the situation was under control.
An LSU spokesperson said Friday that two suspects were arrested by police. They were identified as 19-year-old Gavin Teague and 25-year-old Jevaughn Williams.
Arrest documents obtained by WBRZ laid out details of what led to the gunfire.
The victim told police he first encountered one of the suspects, Teague, shortly after 2 a.m. at the intersection of Highland Road and E Chimes Street, just past the gates of campus. That person said Teague walked up to him and offered $200 for the victim to help find his car, which he thought may have been stolen.
The two found Teague's car soon after — which was never stolen in the first place — and parted ways. After the victim left, he says Teague tracked him down and demanded that he give back the $200.
The victim said he refused to return the money, and he ran away after Teague allegedly threatened to hurt him. Soon afterward, the victim alleges several men in a "Bentley truck" began chasing and shooting at him as he was driving on Dalrymple Drive near the W Lakeshore Drive traffic circle.
The victim was later able to flag down police near Aster Street and was speaking with officers when he saw the same group of men drive past, this time in a BMW. Officers stopped the car nearby.
One of the men admitted that Teague was firing shots into the air from the front passenger seat of the Bentley earlier, adding that they swapped cars after the Bentley was damaged while chasing the victim. They left the Bentley parked outside the Pentagon dorms on campus, and the driver of the BMW picked them up nearby.
Police later found shell casings on Dalrymple Drive and reviewed surveillance video from the area which corroborated the victim's story about the chase.
Teague was booked for illegal use of weapons and assault by drive-by shooting. Arrest records for the other suspect, Williams, were not immediately available, but his charges appeared to be drug-related.
An LSU spokesperson said no one affiliated with the university was involved in the incident.
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