Man wanted in Thanksgiving Day fatal shooting in Plaquemine arrested in Baton Rouge Wednesday _lowres

Jerome Gray

The man wanted in the Thanksgiving Day fatal shooting in Plaquemine has been arrested in Baton Rouge, Police Chief Kenny Payne said in a news release late Wednesday.

Jerome Anderson Gray, 38, of Plaquemine, was located in the Sherwood Forest area and taken into custody without incident, Payne said.

Gray was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail, the police chief said, and is to be transferred to the Plaquemine Police Department, where he’ll be booked on second-degree murder in the shooting death of Derick Askins.

Askins, 57810 True Hope Lane, was found dead near Canal and Church streets about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26 after suffering a gunshot wound to his ribs.

The arrest of Gray was made by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with assistance from Plaquemine police, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Justice Fugitive Apprehension Unit.