Police arrested a second person in the June 29 shooting death of 19-year-old Ashley London, according to a Police Department news release.
Police booked Preston Jerome Nelson, 27, 2682 N. Foster Drive, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday on counts of first-degree murder and attempted first degree murder, the release says.
The attempted murder count is related to an uninjured woman who was also in the vehicle London was in when she was killed, the release says.
A second suspect, a 16-year-old, was arrested Aug. 4 in the slaying, the release says.
The boy allegedly shot London as she sat in a car in an apartment complex parking lot on Elm Grove Garden Drive, according to Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.
Police: Ex-boyfriend attacks woman, 41
Domestic violence led to the attack and beating of a 41-year-old woman in a nursing home parking lot Monday night, according to a Police Department news release.
The victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, the release says.
Police were called to the Heritage House Nursing Home, 1335 Wooddale Blvd., at 11 p.m. Monday after it was reported that an employee had been beaten.
When police officers arrived, they found the victim lying in a back hallway inside the nursing home with injuries to her head and face, the release says.
The attack took place in the back parking lot, the release says.
According to police, the victim’s ex-boyfriend was waiting for her in the parking lot and attacked her when she took a break, the release says.
Police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Ronald Hamlin, according to the news release, but officers did not know Hamlin’s address.
Anyone with information about the incident should call authorities at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
BR man accused of beating roommate
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday for allegedly beating his roommate in the head and face with a golf club, according to a affidavit of probable cause.
Alexis Rodriguez, 53, 5852 Quida Mae Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder, according to the affidavit.
The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Monday after the two were drinking alcoholic beverages and began arguing, the affidavit says.
Rodriguez “admitted responsibility but offered no explanation,” the affidavit says.
Two booked with kidnapping, assault
Police arrested two men accused of breaking into a woman’s home Monday night, putting a gun into the woman’s mouth, assaulting her and her boyfriend, then the two assailants forced the woman and her daughter to leave their home for a period of time, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Kenny Davis, 24, 3415 Evangeline Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of second-degree kidnapping, home invasion, aggravated battery and resisting an officer, the affidavit says.
Eugene Jefferson Harding, 22, 3415 Evangeline Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree kidnapping, home invasion and simple battery, the affidavit says.
Davis, according to the affidavit, is the father of the victim’s daughter.
According to the affidavit, after the men forced their way into the victim’s home, Davis pulled out a black handgun, stuck it into the woman’s mouth and then later hit the victim in the head with the gun.
The men also assaulted the victim’s boyfriend, the affidavit says.
After the assaults, the victim said, Kelly put a gun to the back of her head and forcefully made her and their daughter walk out of her home to another location, the affidavit says.
The victim was later walked back to her home with one of the assailants holding a gun to her head, the affidavit says.
Both men were booked after they were found at the Evangeline Drive address, the affidavit says.
Authorities book one on DWI count
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Johnathan Nowicki, 26, 4220 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, Mich., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI, driving over median, reckless operation of a vehicle and failure to yield.