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Man facing 3 charges after Ga. college shooting
Paine College Lockdow Werm
Xavier Deanthony Cooper

AUGUSTA — A man apprehended after a shooting at Paine College 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, neighboring Georgia Regents University and nearby public schools.

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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