University police make arrest on gun charges

19-year-old Laquintin Braye (Source: Columbus State Police Department)
19-year-old Laquintin Braye (Source: Columbus State Police Department)

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus State University Police have arrested a 19-year-old man on a variety of charges related to the parking lot scuffle on Aug. 29 during which at least two shots were fired.

Laquintin Lavez Braye, 19 of 5300 Woodruff Farm Road in Columbus, was charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, carrying a weapon on school property and three counts of reckless endangerment.

CSU Police Chief Rus Drew said witnesses identified Braye as the person who shot a gun at Courtyard I student apartment complex last week, ending a parking lot fight between two groups of males. No one was injured.

Police arrested Braye about 10 a.m. Tuesday as he tried to attend a golf class at the Bull Creek Golf Course. Braye, who is listed as a CSU sophomore, was suspended from Columbus State pending an investigation and hearing by the dean of students.

University police are continuing their investigation to identify other parties involved.

Source: Columbus State University