Suspect arrested in Grambling State University shooting

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Princeston Adams from Shreveport. (Source: LSP)
The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Princeston Adams from Shreveport. (Source: LSP)(KNOE)
Published: Oct. 18, 2019 at 5:21 AM CDT
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A suspect is in custody after two people, including a GSU officer, were shot on campus early Friday morning.

According to state police, the suspect is identified as 19-year-old Princeston Adams, of Shreveport.

The university released a statement around 4 a.m. saying authorities responded to an indoor firearm "discharge" at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Michael Reichardt says the incident happened at a party outside of the Assembly Center.

A university spokesperson says two individuals were shot, including a GSU police officer. The other victim was not a student at Grambling.

Officials say both people were transported to the North Louisiana Medical Center to receive care for their injuries. Trooper Reichardt says the police officer was shot in the leg and has non-life threatening injuries. He says the other victim was shot twice in the torso and has severe injuries.

Trooper Reichardt says the university approved the party, and two security officials were working security at the party when the incident happened.

The university says witnesses alerted officers to a possible suspect fleeing campus after the incident.

GSU President Rick Gallot released a statement. He says, "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."

This incident comes about ten days to the year after an October 7th, 2018 shooting near the basketball courts at Grambling State University. The university said the suspect and victim in that incident were not students at GSU.

Adams is charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.