Baton Rouge Police arrest man in shooting death of 14-year-old boy _lowres

Advocate file photo by Annie Ourso -- Carson Thomas is escorted by detective Cpl. Logan Collins to a vehicle outside the Violent Crimes Unit at State Police headquarters before being transported in December 2015 to Parish Prison.

A grand jury charged a Baton Rouge man Wednesday in the December killing of a 14-year-old boy who was shot while riding in the passenger seat of a car.

Carson Lamar Thomas, 20, 4423 Lake Sherwood Ave., was indicted on a second-degree murder count in the Dec. 11 slaying of Desmond Bryant.

Bryant, who suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, died two days after the shooting on North 17th Street. The 20-year-old driver of the car in which Bryant was riding also was wounded when the shots were fired into the car.

The East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury also charged Thomas with attempted second-degree murder.

He faces an automatic term of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Trudy White.

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