SAU homicide suspects

Four people are charged with capital murder for Tuesday's shooting death of a Southern Arkansas University student.

Four people, including three with ties to the Southern Arkansas University football team, have been charged with capital murder for Tuesday’s on-campus shooting death of an SAU student.

Odies Wilson, 21, of North Little Rock, Le’Kamerin “Kam” Tolbert, 20, of Little Rock and Shaivonn “Shakey” Robinson, 19, of Vacherie, LA were arrested early Friday evening and charged with capital murder for the shooting death of Joshua Keshun Smith.

Later Friday night, the university issued a statement listing the arrest of a fourth person, Quincy Isaiah Lewis, 19, of Little Rock, in connection with the case.

Dr. Donna Allen, SAU vice president of Student Affairs, confirmed Friday night that Wilson, Tolbert and Robinson are currently enrolled at the university. Lewis is not a student.

Smith and another unidentified SAU student were shot about 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center parking lot of Southern Arkansas University.

The four suspects are held pending their first court appearances, set for 3 p.m. Monday at the Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility in Magnolia.

SAU authorities said additional charges may be filed. The investigation is ongoing.

SAU President Dr. Trey Berry said in a statement, “We are grateful for the great work of the SAU Police Department, the Magnolia Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas State Police, and U.S. Marshals. Their persistence on this case brings a grieving family one step closer to resolve and allows our community to rest easier knowing that the suspects in this case have been identified.”

Two of the suspects are on SAU’s current football roster.

Le’Kamerin Tolbert is a 6-0 redshirt sophomore and linebacker who played high school football at Little Rock’s Joe T. Robinson High School.

Robinson is a 6-0 sophomore defensive back who played at East Ascension High School.

Odies Wilson is not on the current roster, but last season was listed as a 6-1 redshirt sophomore from Parkview High School in Little Rock.

Quincy Isaiah Lewis was arrested in Little Rock by U.S. Marshals and was initially held in the Pulaski County Jail before he was moved to Magnolia. Lewis also attended Joe T. Robinson High, according to his Facebook page.

Smith died at the scene. Another student, whose identity has not been released, was injured when gunfire erupted about 12:31 a.m. Tuesday around the car parked beneath a light pole almost in the center of the university’s largest parking lot.

Smith, the wounded student and a third student – all of whom lived off campus – apparently met with the suspects in the parking lot for reasons that have not been disclosed, the university said in a previous statement.

The shooting is believed to be the first on-campus homicide in SAU’s 111-year history.

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