Possible shooting averted at GSU

Police may have stopped a shooting from occurring when they arrested a man carrying a firearm on the Grambling State University campus Wednesday.

Brad Anthony Woods, Jr., 30, of Leesville, was arrested by GSU Police shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after officers received a tip about a shooting allegedly about to happen. 

GSU Police received information that someone was going to Martha Adams Hall, part of the campus’s residential housing, with intent to shoot a student. Officers found Woods outside an entrance to the building and approached him.

In reply to questioning by officers, Woods said he was not a GSU student, and he that had a gun in his pocket. A Glock 26 9mm pistol with a loaded 15-round magazine was recovered from Woods, according to police..

At the GSU police station, Woods told police he was going to see his brother and did not want to leave the weapon in his car. Police searched the car and found an empty 31-round pistol magazine on the front passenger floorboard.

Woods was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for carrying a firearm on school property. His bail amount was not available.

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