Suspect, victims identified in shooting at Texas Southern University

Police are investigating a possible shooting at the Texas Southern University campus. One person has apparently been taken to the hospital.

HOUSTON – Police are investigating a shooting near the Texas Southern University campus that left one critically injured and another wounded.

Darrius T. Nichols, 20, is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said. Nichols is a sophomore at TSU. 

According to TSU, the incident occurred around just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of University Courtyard Apartment.

Investigators said some sort of argument ensued and Nichols shot LaKeytric Quinn in the head. Quinn is listed in critical condition. There are no records to indicate that Quinn has ever been a student at TSU. 

Alexandra Nicks was shot in the leg. Her relationship to the incident is unclear at this time. 

A TSU police officer saw what was happening and pulled his weapon and shot at Nichols twice, but did not hit him.

At that time, Nichols surrendered and was placed in custody.

The victims were rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. Nicks was treated and released from the hospital.

The university was not on lockdown, and Eva Pickens, TSU public information officer, said it appears to be an isolated incident.

Both TSU police and the Houston Police Department are investigating the incident.


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