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Four teens charged in Clayton State University shooting arrested

Update: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that all four suspects in the shooting have been arrested.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton State University student remains in critical condition following a shooting last week in a dormitory, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said Monday. They are now looking for four men they believe were involved.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, university police responded to the shooting at Laker Hall. The GBI was called to assist with the incident. 

Following an investigation, the GBI identified Zydarius Arkady Brewer, 18; Braylen Tremaine Staples, 19; Ra’him Sykes, 18; and, Terrance Woods, 18, as suspects in the crime.

Police were able to identify a vehicle belonging to one of the men as it was leaving campus through surveillance. The car was located in LaGrange around 1:30 p.m., however, the four men were not inside.

Credit: GBI
Left to Right: Braylen Staples, Rahim Sykes, Terrance Woods, Zydarius Brewer

All four of the suspects are from LaGrange and none of them are students at Clayton State University, the GBI said. They also said that the shooting is not believed to be random. 

They are being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery, both felony charges. 

The GBI, Clayton State University Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office are actively searching for the suspects. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, the GBI at 1-800-597-8477, or online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online.

Located partly in Morrow, Georgia, Clayton State has roughly 7,000 students according to its most recent data.  The university has four colleges and occupies roughly 214 acres in Clayton County.

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