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    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/3880462.html

    SU fan shot by security guard

    By MARK F. BONNER
    Advocate staff writer
    Published: Sep 10, 2006


    Advocate staff photo by LIZ CONDO
    Baton Rouge Police Department homicide Detectives Elvin Howard and Chris Johnson investigate the scene of a shooting beside A.W. Mumford Stadium at Southern University. The Jaguars played their first home football game of the season Saturday against the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils.

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    For the second time in two years Saturday night, the Southern University campus became the scene of a shooting during a home football game, a shooting the university chancellor described as “an unfortunate incident.”

    Although details were sketchy late Saturday, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Capt. Danny Martin said a security guard hired by the university pulled his gun and shot a man in the abdomen while the guard was on duty on Harding Boulevard about 7:30 p.m..

    The victim, whom police did not identify, was undergoing surgery at LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center Saturday night, Martin said.

    Also late Saturday, the security guard, whom police did not identify, was sitting in the Southern University Police Station waiting to be interviewed by Baton Rouge police detectives.

    “At this time we do not know what led to the confrontation that led to the shooting,” Martin said. “Detectives on the scene are still interviewing witnesses.”

    The shooting happened about 30 minutes into the Jaguars’ first home game of the season against Mississippi Valley State University. The shooting did not interrupt the game.

    Last season, during Southern’s Oct. 8 homecoming game against Alabama A&M University, a fight outside the southeast corner of A.W. Mumford Stadium resulted in an unidentified man opening fire into a crowd of tailgaters, striking three people — one of whom is a female Southern student.

    All three were transported from the scene to area hospitals. Wounds suffered by the three during the shooting were not considered life-threatening, he said.

    Weeks later two people were arrested in the shooting, including Raydrian Elmon McKneely, 19. He was later shot and killed in a separate incident, not believed to be connected to the SU shooting.

    Interim Southern Police Chief and former Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Terry Landry requested the investigation be handled solely by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

    Late Saturday, Southern Chancellor Edward Jackson released the following statement:

    “An unfortunate incident occurred near the campus of Southern University during tonight’s football game. An altercation between two persons not affiliated with Southern University resulted in a shooting.

    “The site of the incident was an off-campus privately owned and run facility.

    “This is a regrettable occurrence and the University extends its heartfelt concern to all parties involved,” Jackson’s statement said.

    “The university will continue to be very security-minded for all of its public events. We want to assure all of our fans that their security is always our No. 1 priority,” the statement said.

    Story originally published in The Advocate

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  • #2
    Would you look at the negative slant on that story. And we don't even know what happened.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
      Would you look at the negative slant on that story. And we don't even know what happened.
      I noticed, especially the part about the guard sitting in the police department waiting to be questioned. Similar to sitting in the principal's office waiting to be questioned at school, and we all know that means you've been a bad boy.
      Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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      • #4
        The guys boss and company lawyer should be there also.
        The lawyer in the interogation room.

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        • #5
          Update-so Arested

          Not alot of info here but the guard was arrested for the shooting.
          Link- http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/3882307.html


          Arrest made in shooting

          By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT

          Published: Sep 10, 2006


          Advocate staff photo by LIZ CONDO
          Baton Rouge Police Department homicide Detectives Elvin Howard and Chris Johnson investigate the scene of a shooting beside A.W. Mumford Stadium at Southern University. The Jaguars played their first home football game of the season Saturday against the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils.

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          A private security guard has been arrested in the death of a man shot in the midst of an argument over a parking space during Southern University’s home football game Saturday night.

          Freddie Jackson, a 59-year-old man from Port Allen, died after the shooting, a Baton Rouge Police news release says.

          Curtis Lilly, 41, 5124 Byron St., was booked into Parish Prison on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, the news release says.

          According to detectives, Jackson and Lilly got into an argument over a parking spot adjacent to the university in the 700 block of Harding Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. Lilly was hired to guard the parking lot during the game, the release says.

          Jackson, shot in the abdomen, later died at LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, authorities have said.



          Story originally published on 2theadvocate.com

          Last edited by EMTGuard; 09-10-2006, 08:57 PM. Reason: added link
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          • #6
            from wafb.com

            This from another news station in Baton Rouge. A little different info here.

            Update On Saturday Shooting Near Southern Campus

            Sep 10, 2006 05:32 PM CDT




            Nine news has confirmed that the man shot Saturday night near Southern University's F.G. Clark Activity Center has died.

            He was 59-year-old Freddie Jackson of Port Allen. Baton Rouge Police Captain Danny Martin tells Nine news that just before 8 Saturday night, Jackson got into an argument with a security guard over a parking space.

            Chancellor Edward Jackson personally tells Nine news that the shooting happened just off of Southern's Campus, across from the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The family says Freddie Jackson argued with the guard over where he was going to park.

            Then police say that guard pulled his gun and shot Jackson in the stomach. Jackson's family says Jackson died during surgery at Earl K. Long.

            The security guard, identified as 41-year-old Curtis Lilly of Baton Rouge, has been charged with second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

            While police were not sure who hired the security guard, Southern told Nine news that it did not hire Lily, but that he was hired by the private landowner who owns the land across the street from Southern, and charges people to park there during Southern's games.
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            • #7
              More info coming out

              We now know what security company the guy worked for and a few more details.....
              http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/388...?showAll=y&c=y

              Arrest made in shooting at SU game

              By MARK F. BONNER
              Advocate staff writer
              Published: Sep 11, 2006


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              A private security officer, hired to watch a parking lot as Southern University played its first home football game Saturday night, was accused of murder after he allegedly shot a man in an argument over a parking space.

              Curtis Lilly, 41, 5124 Byron St., was booked into Parish Prison on Sunday on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting death of Freddie Jackson, 59, of Port Allen, authorities said.

              Although the nature of the argument is not known, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Capt. Danny Martin said Lilly felt threatened by Jackson after he got out of his vehicle at a private parking lot near the university. The guard then pulled out his pistol and fired one shot into Jackson’s stomach, Martin said.

              “The gunshot victim was attempting to park the car there and the security guard told him he could not,” Martin said. “One thing led to another and the security guard shot him.”

              Authorities found Jackson moments later at about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Harding Boulevard — adjacent to an area where a host of tailgaters was set up, Martin said. He was rushed to LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center but died about 11:30 p.m. after undergoing surgery.

              Jackson was unarmed, Martin said.

              The shooting happened about 30 minutes into the Jaguars’ first home game of the season against Mississippi Valley State University.

              Police do not know who hired Lilly, but Martin said the security guard worked for the Baton Rouge Security Agency at 4261 Plank Road. At the time of the shooting, Lilly was in uniform and was licensed to carry a firearm, Martin said.

              A man who answered the phone at the agency Sunday said there would be no comment from the business.

              Lilly was arrested late Saturday in the Southern University Police station after detectives interviewed him and a number of witnesses, Martin said.

              “Based on all that, we made the determination that the security guard did not have just cause to fire his weapon,” Martin said. “We still do not know the exact scenario of what occurred, but in the interview he indicated that he felt threatened by (Jackson).”

              Jackson’s sister, Demetria Jackson, who for years has lived with him and their 82-year-old mother in Port Allen, said her brother wasn’t a threatening person.

              “He (Freddie Jackson) wasn’t a confrontational person; he was friendly,” she said. “This is what we don’t understand.”

              An avid Southern Jaguars fan, Freddie Jackson hadn’t missed a home game in more than a decade and tailgated with a group of people from his hometown, his sister said.

              He had been at the university all day and only left the campus for a short time Saturday to escort his fiancée and her children to park, Demetria Jackson said.

              After hearing that her brother had been shot, Demetria Jackson said, she rushed to the hospital and discovered scores of fans who witnessed the shooting. They told her what happened.

              Her brother had parked his truck, but the security guard would not let his fiancée into the parking area, she said.

              “He got out of his truck and the man just pulled out a gun and shot him,” Demetria Jackson said. “He had the gun and then he said, ‘Anybody else want some?’. People were trying to administer CPR, but the security guard held everybody off.”

              Jackson said her brother’s death didn’t really sink in until Sunday, when friends drove his truck, filled with his tailgating gear, back to Port Allen.

              “When I saw the truck come around the corner, I was expecting him to get out, but he didn’t,” she said. “I’m just trying to hold up for my mother. I don’t think she realizes he’s not coming home.”

              Saturday’s incident is not the first time shots were fired on or near the campus during a home football game.

              Last season, during Southern’s Oct. 8 homecoming game against Alabama A&M University, a fight outside the southeast corner of A.W. Mumford Stadium resulted in an unidentified man opening fire into a crowd of tailgaters, striking three people — one of whom was a female Southern student.

              Weeks later, two people were arrested in that shooting, including Raydrian Elmon McKneely, 19. He was later shot and killed in a separate incident, not believed to be connected to the Southern shooting.

              Chancellor Edward Jackson said Sunday he “cannot describe the depth of anger” he feels about having to talk about a shooting during a game for the second year in a row.

              “The whole thing is senseless to me that we would have this sort of problem over parking,” Jackson said. “We are going to work hard to make sure this never happens again.”

              Jackson said the shooting happened in a paid parking area adjacent to the Methodist Student Center — directly across the street from the stadium.

              The center is not on the campus, Jackson said, and Lilly was not hired by the university.

              “Southern had nothing to do with that event other than Southern had a football game and it attracted a lot of people,” he said.

              The university employs more than 125 officers to patrol the campus during football games, but Jackson admitted it may not be enough.

              Jackson promised he will do more to beef up security, but said his power is limited in off-campus areas.

              “We can’t shut down the city; we can’t shut down East Baton Rouge Parish; we can’t shut down Louisiana,” Jackson said. “Where does it end? How far do you go to provide security to families who just want to enjoy a football game?”

              Story originally published in The Advocate

              Last edited by EMTGuard; 09-11-2006, 05:11 PM.
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              • #8
                Church leaders speak out against this, other murders

                Of course. The local clergy are getting together to denounce violence and lumped the shooting by the SO at SU in with other crimes when they talk about the escalating violance on our streets. Just lumped it in there with the gang bangers and the robbery turned murder.
                http://wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5388637
                Church Leaders Come Together to Take Stand Against Violence

                Sep 10, 2006 07:28 PM CDT




                21-year old Aaron Arnold, shot and killed behind his workplace on Siegen Lane.

                19-year old Jermaine Lewis, shot and killed in front of a night club on Plank road.

                59-year old Freddie Jackson, shot and killed near Southern University.

                Rabbi Barry Weinstein has called Baton Rouge home for 24 years. "I don't remember our having to deal with such crime and violence in earlier years. I'm very worried about the incidents this weekend and what they seem to represent in terms of people resorting to violence so quickly for reasons that i cannot fathom."

                Albert Wehbe with the Islamic Center of Baton Rouge agrees. He quotes the Koran as he condemns these murders, " If anyone takes an innocent life away, it's as if he has taken the whole society or killed a whole society, to be exact. And if anyone saves an innocent soul, it's as if he saved a whole society."

                Weinstein agrees, "We have to do more to persuade people to not resort to violence and to killing."

                With voices raised, that's exactly what Reverend Charles Smith is preaching at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He plans to work with Wehbe and Weinstein to end scenes like this, " I've devoted my entire life to trying to build up this community and it just hurts me to see people have seem just the opposite purpose. And i'm not content on just sitting down and criticizing it. We've got to pool our resources and do something about it."
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                • #9
                  The latest for WAFB.com- http://wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5388576

                  Security Guard Charged After Deadly Shooting Near Southern Campus

                  Sep 11, 2006 03:08 PM CDT




                  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a private-duty security guard faces charges of second-degree murder after he shot a man during an argument over a parking space near Southern University's campus.

                  Captain Danny Martin said today that 41-year-old Curtis Lilly, of Baton Rouge, was arrested following the shooting that occurred about 7:30 last night near the university, which played host to Mississippi Valley State University in its home opener.

                  Martin says the shooting did NOT occur on campus, but happened on a privately-owned lot next to the campus.

                  The guard, he says, apparently was hired by the lot's owner to watch over cars during the game.

                  Lilly is accused of shooting 59-year-old Freddie Jackson, of Port Allen, who was trying to park a car on the property.

                  For some reason, Martin says, Lilly told Jackson he couldn't park there and an argument escalated to the point where Lilly shot the man in the stomach.

                  Martin says Jackson died late Saturday sometime during surgery at L-S-U Earl K- Long Medical Center or shortly thereafter.

                  In addition to the murder charge, Lilly was booked with illegal use of a weapon.

                  Last season, during Southern's October 8th homecoming game against Alabama A-and-M University, a fight outside A-W Mumford Stadium resulted in an unidentified man opening fire into a crowd of tailgaters.

                  Three people were injured in that incident.
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                  • #10
                    SO not Licensed/trained, agency not licensed

                    From - http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/389...?showAll=y&c=y

                    Suspect lacked armed guard license

                    By KIMBERLY VETTER
                    Advocate staff writer
                    Published: Sep 12, 2006


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                    The business that hired a private security guard involved in a deadly shooting is making sure that past mistakes are not repeated. The shooting happened near a parking lot near Southern University campus, which was being guarded by the suspect. This incident marks the first instance of violence at the lot in the past five years.



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                    The security guard accused of killing a man searching for a parking space during a football game Saturday wasn’t trained to be an armed guard and was working for a company that was operating illegally, a state official said Monday.

                    Curtis Lilly, who was hired to watch a parking lot near Southern University, is accused of shooting 59-year-old Freddie Jackson in the stomach about 30 minutes into Southern’s first home game of the season.

                    Security guards must be registered with the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, and armed security guards must complete a firearm training course taught by a licensed instructor, said Wayne Rogillio, executive secretary and chief administrative officer of the board.

                    Lilly was not registered with the board and was not trained in firearms, Rogillio said.

                    And the company Lilly was working for, Baton Rouge Security Agency, 4261 Plank Road, wasn’t licensed with the state agency, Rogillio said. Security companies must be licensed with the board, according to state law.

                    A letter from Baton Rouge Security Agency said Lilly was going to attend firearm training, but the company never sent the board a certificate saying he did so.

                    “Maybe if this man had gotten some training about how to use a firearm, this could have been prevented,” said Rogillio, a former Baton Rouge Police chief. “But Baton Rouge Security shouldn’t have been providing security in the first place.”

                    The state board revoked Baton Rouge Security Agency’s license on June 9, 2004, after discovering that one of its guards was not registered with the board and had not received firearm training but was carrying a weapon, board documents say.

                    Another armed guard was not old enough to carry a firearm, the documents say.

                    Baton Rouge Security Agency also was brought before the board in 2001. The board fined the company $500 for not turning over payroll documents for an audit, Rogillio said.

                    Leon C. Wilson Sr., who owns Baton Rouge Security Agency, did not return a message left Monday at his office. Wilson’s home phone number is not listed in the phone book.

                    Lilly was booked into Parish Prison on Sunday on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting death of Jackson of Port Allen.

                    Lilly, 41, shot Jackson after he got out of his vehicle at a private parking lot near the university, police have said. Police don’t know who hired Baton Rouge Security Agency, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

                    Authorities found Jackson moments after the shooting about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Harding Boulevard. He was taken to LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, but died about 11:30 p.m. undergoing surgery.

                    Jackson was unarmed, police have said.

                    Lilly, 5124 Byron St., does not have a criminal background in East Baton Rouge Parish. However, he was fired from JPS security company in 2004 for falling asleep on the job, state board records show.

                    Story originally published in The Advocate
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                    • #11
                      This is starting to remind me of a shoot in Florida. One of the gated condos had an armed security officer, who defended himself from a deadly attack. He was cleared by the police after the shooting as justified - they didn't "take him to the station," they didn't arrest him, they treated him like one of their own.

                      Turns out that he was not licensed to carry a firearm (Class G), nor did he have the license to be a security officer (Class D). In-House officers require both a D and a G to be armed in the state!

                      DOACS had a field day with him, but that was never reported.
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                      • #12
                        Now we know who hired him

                        More info, this time from WAFB-
                        http://wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5399557
                        State Officials: Armed Guard Lacked Training, Employer Lacked License

                        Sep 12, 2006 07:31 PM CDT

                        State Officials: Armed Guard Lacked Training, Employer Lacked License

                        WAFB 9 News has learned that Southern Teachers and Parents Federal Credit Union is the company that hired the security guard now accused of murdering a southern football fan this weekend. It's a private credit union, owned by more than 8,800 members, according to its manager. As WAFB's Julie Baxter reports, the credit union says it had no idea it was paying for a security guard who wasn't trained, and an agency that wasn't licensed.

                        While Southern's Jags were taking on Mississippi Valley State Saturday night, Freddie Jackson was unknowingly in the final moments of his life -- all over a parking spot.

                        Police say Jackson argued with a security guard over where to park and that the security guard shot Jackson in the stomach. Jackson's family attorney says Jackson's two children and his fiancé were standing nearby when it happened.

                        The state says 41-year-old security guard Curtis Lilly is not registered, or properly trained, in firearms.

                        In addition, the State Board of Private Security Examiners says the company Lilly worked for, the Baton Rouge Security Agency, is not a licensed agency. In 2004, the board reports hearing the case of this agency staffing an Ascension Parish bar with two security guards who were not trained to carry firearms -- one of whom was legally too young to carry a firearm, the state said. In November 2004, the state revoked the company's license for operating illegally.

                        The Credit Union manager says it was in 2002 that they hired the Baton Rouge Security Agency to do security for their parking at Southern games, and the Credit Union did not know that the agency had lost its license.

                        The credit union says their parking spaces are reserved for their employees and volunteers on game day, and that Jackson was neither. But what really happened Saturday night outside the stadium between a lifelong Southern fan and a hired security guard is a question that will ultimately be decided in the courts.

                        Lilly is in the East Baton Rouge Parish prison held until he can raise $300,000 bond.

                        The family says that funeral services for Jackson will be held Friday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Church in Port Allen.

                        Reporter: Julie Baxter [email protected]
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                        • #13
                          They didn't know? How hard is it to ask, "are you licensed? Do you have a license number? Who do we verify this with?"
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                          • #14
                            Agency shut down

                            From- http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/4253081.html
                            Security agency tied to shooting shut down

                            By ADRIAN ANGELETTE
                            Advocate staff writer
                            Published: Sep 28, 2006



                            A judge Wednesday shut down a security guard business after finding it was operating without a license when an employee was involved in the fatal shooting of a Southern University football fan earlier this month.

                            The guard, Curtis Lilly, 41, 5124 Byron St., is accused of shooting 59-year-old Freddie Jackson of Port Allen in a parking lot near Southern’s A.W. Mumford Stadium. Authorities said Lilly was working for a security guard agency run by Leon Wilson Sr. of Baton Rouge.

                            State District Judge Kay Bates said Wilson’s license to operate Baton Rouge Security Agency and Baton Rouge Security Guard Service was revoked in 2004, so he should not have had employees working a parking detail for the football game. She said Wilson was “engaging in unlawful activity and conduct” by doing so.

                            After court, Wilson’s attorney, Dele Adebamiji, said no proof was presented in court that Lilly was Wilson’s employee. He said Wilson is not working in security any more.

                            The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Southern Teachers & Parents Federal Credit Union. Richard Turnley, a credit union official, said Wednesday that he hired Wilson’s agency to provide security for the game, and the agency sent Lilly.

                            “We employed the Wilson agency and he sent over the young man,” Turnley said in a telephone interview.

                            Frank Blackburn, an attorney for the state Board of Private Security Examiners, said after court that Lilly was wearing a uniform for Wilson’s Baton Rouge Security Agency and told police he was working for that company when the shooting occurred.

                            Wayne Rogillio, executive secretary for the Private Security Examiners board, testified at the hearing Wednesday that Wilson’s license was revoked in 2004 after he hired an 18-year-old man to provide security at a Geismar bar. Rogillio said state law requires all security businesses to be licensed and all guards to be at least 21. Wilson did not reapply for a license after 2004, Rogillio testified.

                            Rogillio said Lilly was employed by Jaguar Protection Services in 2003 but was fired after falling asleep on the job. Wilson hired Lilly in February 2004, before his license was revoked, Rogillio testified. Rogillio said Lilly had not received firearms training.

                            Lilly has been booked on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting of Jackson.

                            In explaining her ruling, Bates said the state regulates the security guard industry to protect businesses that rely on the service. She said letting Wilson continue to operate would create a risk of “irreparable loss and damage” to the community.

                            Blackburn said Wilson would face contempt of court and jail time if he operates in violation of the judge’s ruling.

                            Story originally published in The Advocate
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                            • #15
                              The division should bar the man from ever holding a security related license. Owner, manager, guard. Not for operating without a license. For having his lawyer try to worm his way out. "Oh, I don't run that company, and that's not my employee."
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