Fresno University Student Arrested in Off-Campus Shooting

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  1. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    FRESNO, California (AP) -- Police say they have arrested the college student suspected of shooting three people at an apartment near Fresno State University.

    Police searched neighborhoods near the university campus Tuesday for a student suspected of opening fire in an apartment during a dispute, killing one person and wounding two.

    Police initially believed the suspect was still in the apartment complex, but they expanded the search after determining he had slipped away. The complex is across a street from the California State University, Fresno, stadium, but the university remained open.

    The suspect pulled out a gun and fired after getting into a confrontation with four men late Monday, police spokesman Jeff Cardinale said.

    "This is not another Virginia Tech," Cardinale said. "This is simply a dispute between one person and a group of individuals."

    Cardinale identified the suspect as Jonquel Brooks, 19, of Hayward, California.

    The three men who were shot were all acquaintances of Brooks who lived in the same apartment complex, police said. The two who were wounded did not have life-threatening injuries, authorities said. There was no immediate indication what happened to the fourth person.

    Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated to the campus cafeteria, said Fresno State spokeswoman Shirley Armbruster. The university has about 20,000 students.

    "The Fresno police said there was no danger to the campus because they had the suspect in the complex and we felt it was safe to have classes today," Armbruster said.

    The university sent a notice to students, faculty and staff Tuesday morning and posted an alert for them on the school's Web site.

    The owner of the apartment complex, American Campus Communities of Austin, Texas, also sent an e-mail to residents early Tuesday telling them about the shooting and warning them to be cautious, said company spokeswoman Gina Cowart.
  2. jgullock

    jgullock Active Member

    They say it was over an X Box or some crap like that. :roll: