Amid GSU shootings, weapons arrest made on campus

After the shooting on the Grambling State campus last week, campus police were extra vigilant for signs of trouble.

That vigilance led to the arrest of a Long Beach, California, man in the Knott Hall parking lot Thursday among a crowd engaged in an argument.

GSU officers Ivory Boldes and Constantine Barnes were conducting a walk-through of the parking lot at about 2 a.m. Thursday when they observed Jeremiah Artis, 24, arguing with another man. The officers approached him and due to the previous shooting, asked consent to search a book bag he was carrying. A Glock 19 9mm pistol was found in the bag. As officers attempted to arrest Artis, he reportedly pulled away and tried to run away. Officers restrained him and effected the arrest for possession of a firearm on school property and resisting an officer. 

No information was available to ascertain if Artis was a student or non-student.

Artis was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail was set at $52,500.


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