Two Baton Rouge men were indicted Thursday on murder and armed robbery charges in the May 4 shooting death of a man in a Winnebago on Aster Street.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Mohammed Collins, 20, and Aaron Taylor, 21, with second-degree murder in the slaying of Jonathan Calvert.
Calvert, 28, was fatally shot when he resisted Taylor’s demands and fought over a gun during a holdup of several people at a home on Aster Street, police have said.
Collins, 2054 Tennessee St., and Taylor, 615 E. Polk St., also were indicted on three counts of armed robbery.
Calvert was with several friends at a party at 1232 Aster St. at 11:15 p.m. when he got into a fight with Taylor and was killed by the man’s accomplice, Collins, police said.
Prior to the fight, Collins and Taylor robbed several of Calvert’s friends, then demanded money from Calvert, who refused, police stated.
Taylor, who was shot during the struggle, initially told police he was shot in a drive-by shooting.
Collins heard the scuffle and ran to the Winnebago, firing into it from the doorway, police said.
The bullets struck Taylor and Calvert, police said.
Aster Street is just outside of the North gates of LSU’s campus.
While police were on the scene at Aster Street, they received a report of a man with a gunshot wound on nearby Tennessee Street, police said.
Police found Collins and Taylor, who had been shot in the back, at 2054 Tennessee St., police said.
A second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison. Armed robbery is punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Don Johnson.