An LSU graduate was fatally shot in Texas on Sunday, according to a report.
Devon Wade, 28, a Harry S. Truman scholar who graduated from LSU with honors, was killed at a home in Atascocita, Texas, Houston news station KPRC reported. Mario Jerrell Williams, 29, was arrested after he turned himself in to authorities, Harris County deputies told the station.
Wade attended a high school in northeast Houston, according to the KPRC report. In 2017, Wade was interviewed by KPRC and said that he was a doctoral student studying sociology at Columbia University. He was in Houston to finish his dissertation, according to the report.
The LSU McNair Scholars program posted on Facebook Monday that “(i)t is with deep sorrow we share the loss of LSU McNair Alumnus Devon Wade. It’s so hard to come to terms with the loss of such rare, compassionate brilliance.”
An arrest report said that Wade and Williams had an argument earlier on Sunday, and Wade asked him several times to leave the home, according to the KPRC report. Williams returned to the home, where Wade again asked him to leave. Witnesses told authorities that they heard gunshots, and one person said that they saw Williams run out the back door, according to the report.
Wade’s twin brother, Stephen Wade, told police that he woke up to the sound of gunshots and found his brother bleeding on the floor, according to the report.
Williams allegedly told police that he “shot someone,” the KPRC report said. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.