Man facing 3 charges after Ga. college shooting

Xavier Deanthony
In this photo released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff’s Department, Xavier Deanthony, Cooper is photographed. Cooper, 20, has been apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. He is facing charges that include aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Department)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A man apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, is facing charges that include aggravated assault.
Richmond County Jail records show that 20-year-old Xavier Deanthony Cooper also faces charges of having a firearm or knife during a crime; and having weapons in a school building.
Monday’s shooting — the second in two days at the private school — left 21-year-old Paine student JaJuan Baker with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. The gunfire also led to an hours-long lockdown of the campus and several other schools in the east Georgia city.
School officials had planned a prayer vigil for noon Tuesday, but issued a statement shortly after 11 a.m. saying it would be postponed. The statement gave no explanation, and messages left for school officials weren’t immediately returned.

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