Photo ID Policy Proves Valuable

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

A man trying to enroll at Meridian Community College Tuesday is a suspect in what police call a gang-related shooting in El Paso. 19-year-old Larrian Daniels was arrested Monday.

Texas officials say he and 20-year-old Phillip Berryman are charged in the shooting death of Enrique Lewis after an argument Nov. 23.

Students beginning a new semester at MCC are required to have a new photo ID made.

Daniels was trying to obtain that student I.D. Tuesday when he was taken into custody by school officials.

"We had a call from El Paso Police Department," said campus police chief, Shane Williams. "Officials were telling us that they had news that they had possibly a suspect of theirs in a homicide that was possibly going to attend MCC. So they gave us a description of the person, his name and particulars and we told them we would be on the look out. Later on that day that subject came to the police department to receive his I.D. and that's when we took him into custody."

Some students say they were a little shaken up.

"I was actually up there at the police department when it had all happened and it made me feel scared at first," said student Chardae Knowlin. "But I'm happy that they did catch him because there is no telling what he could have done."

"Thankful for security, for the guards being on the ball. Knowing what to do and handling the situation," said student Dennis Watson.

"I'm glad campus security was alert and did their job on time before anything bad happened," said student Brenton Johnson.

It is situations like this that make one thankful Mississippi schools have I.D. requirements.


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