An 18-year-old Georgia man was arrested on the Grambling State University campus Saturday after officers stopped him after suspecting he was carrying a firearm.
The arrest marks at least the third time guns have been taken off individuals on the GSU campus since October 1.
GSU patrol officers observed several individuals standing around a parked vehicle in the rear parking lot of. Knott Hall. One individual walked away from the crowd while tucking something in his pants pocket. When an officer approached him, an ammunition magazine was seen sticking out of his right pants pocket. He was stopped and a search conducted for weapons.
A Glock 42 .380 pistol was found in his pants pocket with ten rounds in the magazine. A check of the pistol’s serial number indicated it had been reported stolen in Jackson, Mississippi.
Malik Jameer Smith, 18, of Hampton, GA, was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for illegal carrying of a firearm on school property and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
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