A convicted felon was indicted Wednesday in the April 11 shooting death of a man on Clayton Street.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Brandon Christopher Hickerson, 31, 3781 Elm St., with second-degree murder in the slaying of Charles Everett Collins, 31.
The shooting occurred just after midnight outside the front door of 4546 Clayton St., where a group of friends were standing, police have said.
Hickerson allegedly slapped a woman in the group on her buttocks and the woman pushed him, police said. Hickerson told the woman not to push him and when she tried to push him again, Hickerson allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at the group of people, including the woman and Collins, police said.
Collins, a resident of the home, was killed, police said.
The grand jury also charged Hickerson with three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction of justice. Hickerson’s case has been assigned to state District Judge Bonnie Jackson.
Hickerson previously was convicted of aggravated second-degree battery.
in state District Court, according to the indictment.