Man accused in shooting death of 21-year-old woman at birthday party surrenders _lowres

Elton Dontails Gaines III

A Baton Rouge man accused of firing indiscriminately at a crowd of people gathered on a street in Mall City a week ago, sending one to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, was arrested late Thursday and booked into parish prison.

The shooting occurred at 5:29 p.m. on April 17 in the 600 block of North Carrollton Avenue. Baton Rouge Police issued a warrant Wednesday for Raymond Johnson’s arrest.

Johnson, 24, 1776 N. 77th Ave., faces counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property. He remained in parish prison Friday night in lieu of $108,000 bail.

According to the warrant, two witnesses identified Johnson as the shooter, saying he got out of a silver sedan and began firing a handgun at a number of people. Police found six .40-caliber shell casings and a single .40-caliber live round at the scene.

The man shot in the leg told police that Johnson had been dating his sister and that the two had an earlier dispute about something Johnson said to his sister. The victim later identified Johnson in a photo lineup, the warrant says.