Former Southern student faces multiple charges after officer-involved shooting on campus

Former SU student faces multiple charges after officer-involved shooting on campus
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A former student was arrested on multiple charges after being shot in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night at Southern University, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers said they were called out around 10 p.m. Wednesday to a shooting on campus after a suspect allegedly tried to run over campus police. They reported only the suspect, 22-year-old Devonte Stewart, was shot.

They added he reportedly drove away after getting shot, leading authorities on a chase into West Baton Rouge Parish, where he was eventually arrested.

According to LSP, the suspect's injuries were not serious and he was released Friday after being treated at a local hospital.

Stewart was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer. flight from an officer, resisting and officer and criminal trespassing.

The incident is still under investigation.

"The campus is secure and the University is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its faculty, staff and students," officials with Southern University said in a written statement.

The Southern University Police Officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Court records indicate that Stewart is currently facing criminal charges for another arrest that happened on August 28. He is charged with possession of marijuana, violation of a drug-free zone, illegal possession of a firearm/weapon on school property, possession of schedule 4, and resisting an officer. He was released on bond roughly two weeks before this incident. His arraignment for this case is set for November 2 in Judge Erwin's courtroom.

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