On the evening of February 13, 2024, Arkansas State Police (ASP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) arrested a 17-year-old from Magnolia in connection with a shooting that occurred February 12, 2023, on the Southern Arkansas Tech University campus. He will be charged as an adult with First-Degree Battery, Aggravated Assault, and having a Firearm on a School Campus.

SAU Tech Police and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 10:30 p.m.to the shooting at the Highland Dormitory and requested ASP’s CID to investigate.

While on scene, law enforcement was informed that the victim, a 20-year-old Camden man, was receiving care at a local hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Neither the victim nor the suspect is affiliated with SAU Tech.