A 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy suspected of killing three people in Scotlandville in a month’s time was indicted Wednesday on murder charges that could land him in prison for the rest of his life.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged G’Quan “Tuttie’’ Baker, 2424 Lark St., with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
“This is another case of a young man resorting to a gun to resolve issues,’’ District Attorney Hillar Moore III said, while cautioning that Baker is presumed innocent.
“These are the kind of cases we have to work to prevent,’’ he added.
Two of the murder charges stem from a July 29 double slaying in which Kevin Bowie, 32, and Jessica Parker, 25, were fatally shot while they sat in a vehicle in the 9100 block of Kingfisher Avenue.
Bowie and Parker were found inside a 1997 Ford Explorer parked in a grassy area near railroad tracks, police have said. The Explorer’s engine was running and the vehicle’s headlights were on, police said.
The third murder charge dates to June 29, when Baker allegedly shot Ashley London, 19, while she was sitting in a car in an apartment complex parking lot on Elm Grove Garden Drive, police stated.
Another woman was in the car at the time but was not injured. Baker is charged with the attempted second-degree murder of that woman.
The motive for all three shootings might have been drugs, according to police.
A second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison.
Baker’s case has been assigned to state District Judge Don Johnson.