Man, 22, charged in Texas Southern University shooting

Jartis Leon Leblanc Jr. is pictured in a Nov. 2014 arrest photo. ( TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VIA CBS AFFILIATE KHOU)
Jartis Leon Leblanc Jr. is pictured in a Nov. 2014 arrest photo. ( TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VIA CBS AFFILIATE KHOU)
Jartis Leon Leblanc Jr. is pictured in a Nov. 2014 arrest photo. ( TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VIA CBS AFFILIATE KHOU)

HOUSTON — A 22-year-old Houston man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of a Texas Southern University freshman and the wounding of another person.

Houston police SWAT officers took Jartis Leon LeBlanc Jr. into custody early Saturday morning. The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brent Randall of Houston occurred in a parking lot outside a student apartment complex at the school.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU, police responded to a disturbance call just after 10 p.m. on Friday night, Oct. 9. Authorities were given information that the suspect was inside the attic of a home and was possibly armed.

SWAT was called out to the scene where officers then began speaking to LeBlanc through loudspeakers. He then surrendered peacefully without incident and taken into custody.

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