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Twin brothers have been arrested in connection with a shooting last month at LSU, police say.

Ricky Earl Kelly III and Rechard Kelly, 20, were caught this week and charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Police had already arrested Zora A. Scott, 20, on a felony county of principal to attempted second-degree murder.

A fourth suspect, identified last week as 21-year-old Tedrick Tyrus Owens, was arrested Wednesday, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison booking logs.

At around 11 p.m. on Aug. 27, LSU police were dispatched to Spruce Hall on the main campus to investigate reports of a shooting in the north parking lot.

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Detectives later learned that a group of victims were in the area to discuss the sale of a vehicle.

While in the parking lot, according to arresting documents, the victims and the suspects began to argue. When the victims tried to leave, their car was blocked in by a burgundy sedan, police say.

Witnesses told police that the sedan’s driver and a passenger got out of the vehicle and fired roughly six shots at the victims, who fled and parked at a nearby apartment complex.

None of the victims were hurt, but their car’s rear driver’s side tire was flat and the passenger side tail light was shattered by what appeared to be gunfire. One victim told police he believed the shooters were attempting to kill him.

Police interviewed numerous witnesses and zeroed in on three suspects, including the Kelly brothers.

In the arrest reports for the brothers, detectives said a forensic analysis of their phones showed that most of the students involved “knew, had intimate relationships with, or had direct cellular communications” with the suspects.


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