Delaware State Shooting Suspect Expelled

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A Delaware State University student accused of shooting two others has been expelled, university officials said.

Loyer D. Braden, 18, violated the university's zero-tolerance policy for guns on campus, spokesman Carlos Holmes said Saturday.

"Loyer Braden is going through the same judicial procedure any similarly situated student would go through if they violated university policy," Holmes said.

Braden has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm during a felony.

Two freshmen, Shalita Middleton and Nathaniel Pugh, were injured in the Sept. 21 shooting. The gun has not been found.

Braden's attorney, James E. Liguori, said Friday his client was being subjected to a rush to judgment despite a lack of evidence linking him to the shooting. Liguori said a test revealed no gunshot residue on Braden's hands the day of the shooting.

Braden can request a formal hearing with the university's judicial affairs office to contest the expulsion, Holmes said.