Two men have been indicted in the Oct. 29 shooting death of a 23-year-old Baton Rouge man behind his North 31st Street home.
Dyshun Winns, 19, whose indictment indicates he is homeless, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the killing of Darius Johnson. Marcus Gillard, 28, 10646 Willowood Drive, was indicted by the same East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on a count of accessory to second-degree murder.
The indictment alleges that Gillard “harbored, concealed and/or aided” Winns after the slaying.
Arrest warrants indicate the fatal shooting stemmed from a fistfight that Gillard’s younger brother had lost a day earlier. Looking for revenge, Gillard and his brother, along with Winns, found the people involved in the initial fight — who were walking with Johnson — and arranged to meet them in a neighborhood park to settle the dispute, the documents state.
The rival groups fought at the park, but Gillard and his friends were losing, prompting one of Gillard’s friends to yell “get the gun.” Johnson and others ran away, and Winns pursued Johnson to Johnson’s backyard, where he shot him, the warrants allege.
Winns then fled in a vehicle with Gillard and another man, the documents say.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Tony Marabella.