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Jaylin Wayne - Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office

(LINCOLN PARISH, LA) - The Grambling State University's shooting suspect, Jaylin Wayne, has hired a defense team to fight for his innocence.

Attorneys Ronald Haley and Dedrick Moore said Monday this case is still in its preliminary stage but wants to look at the environment and culture at GSU.

"After our interview and after our initial investigation, we do recognize that we have more of an opportunity to prove this young man's innocence," Dedrick Moore said.

Police said 19-year-old Jaylin Wayne turned himself in Thursday for the shooting.

Investigators said they believe the deadly shooting was the result of a fight between Wayne and Earl Andrews, another GSU student.

Authorities said Monquiarious Caldwell was trying to help Andrews. That's when Wayne pulled out a gun and both Caldwell and Andrews were shot, according to police.

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Wayne's attorney's said he had told the defense team his side of the story, but the team won't discuss that until their investigation is finished.

The defense team said they want this to go to trial.

"He is shook up at this point in time. This is a young man who has not been in any trouble. This is an honor student who has a 3.6 GPA. He's in his third semester at GSU with the world at his hands, and right now that has been taken away," Ronald Haley said.

Wayne was arrested on first-degree murder charges for the deaths of Andrews and Caldwell.

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