Arrest made in Ardenwood shooting

Baton Rouge police arrested a suspect in the fatal Tuesday night shooting of Kedrick Ricard outside of an apartment complex on North Ardenwood Drive.

Police identified the suspect Wednesday morning as Eric Johnson, 25, and arrested him later in the day in the 3200 block of Plank Road, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

Police located Johnson, of 1844 Gayosa Ave., after receiving an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Wednesday on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

The shooting remains under investigation, and the details that led to it remain unclear, McKneely said.

However, a cousin of Ricard’s girlfriend said Tuesday night that Ricard, 28, and other family members heard a couple arguing while walking along a sidewalk near the Renaissance Gateway apartments in the 600 block of North Ardenwood Drive. Ricard looked at the couple, which did not sit well with the man who was arguing with the woman, the girlfriend’s cousin said.

The man arguing with the woman then pulled out a handgun, walked behind the group and began firing wildly, he said.

Ricard was at the apartment complex dropping off diapers to his girlfriend for their three young children.

Anyone with information on the shooting may contact the East Baton Rouge Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

One accused of driving while intoxicated

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Daniel Wilson, 28, of 5156 Creek Valley, Slaughter, was booked into Parish Prison Thursday for first-offense DWI, speeding and possession of alcohol in vehicle, booking records show.

Homeless man accused in stabbing

Police say a homeless man stabbed a man in the 1300 block of Florida Boulevard in the early morning hours of May 31 after the man refused to hand over his money.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the chest from a small pocket knife, according to the arrest warrant.

A woman saw Terrance Curtis, 53, running away soon after the stabbing, police said.

Curtis, of 227 N. 13th St., was booked into Parish Prison Thursday on a count of attempted second-degree murder.