Teens arrested on LSU campus after fleeing from reported shooting near Mellow Mushroom

Teens arrested on LSU campus after fleeing from reported shooting near Mellow Mushroom
Jaylon Jackson, DOB: 12/31/1999 and Jairus Wells, DOB: 7/19/1999 (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two teenagers were arrested on LSU’s campus early Thursday morning after allegedly fleeing a reported shooting.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say officers working a detail at Mellow Mushroom on Burbank Drive heard shots fired nearby and responded. Officers saw a gold Ford Mustang fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and pursued it onto LSU’s campus.

An officer with the LSU Police Department pulled the suspect vehicle over when Jaylon Jackson, 19, got out of the passenger side and fled east on North Stadium Drive. It’s believed Jackson was fleeing from a location near Mellow Mushroom.

The officer pursued Jackson in their unit Jackson ran onto a sidewalk between Mike the Tiger’s cage and the LSU Sports Shop on North Stadium Drive. The officer then chased Jackson on foot.

The report states the officer saw Jackson holding what appeared to be a gun as he was running away. The officer ordered Jackson to stop, but he continued to flee around Mike’s cage. The chase ended when Jackson finally stopped on the north side of the cage between the Southwest Portal and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Police say Jackson did not have a firearm on his person when caught, but two weapons were found at a nearby location, one of which was reported stolen. BRPD took the weapons as part of their shots fired investigation.

Jackson was arrested and charged with illegal carrying of firearms in a firearm free zone and resisting an officer.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Jairus Wells, 19, was also arrested. Wells is charged with illegal use of a dangerous weapon, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers then returned to Mellow Mushroom as management decided to ask all patrons to leave.

At that point, a woman trying to leave the parking lot in her car was surrounded by a crowd of people. BRPD says she accidentally backed into several people while trying to leave, and also hit another vehicle. The woman was injured by an unidentified person or persons during the incident and her vehicle was damaged.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify who injured the woman and damaged her vehicle. The woman was detained and questioned about the incident and subsequently released.

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