Arrest made in Feb. 9 slaying after informant provides details to Baton Rouge police _lowres

Marcus Miller

Police on Wednesday booked a 21-year-old man on first-degree murder after he was accused of fatally shooting another man in the head on Feb. 9 during an armed robbery.

An informant came forward and identified Marcus J. Miller, 21, as the man who shot and killed Corey Jermaine Boyd, 34, in the 800 block of North 31st Street, a Baton Rouge Police report says.

Boyd, who lived in the 800 block of North 31st Street, was found lying in a driveway around 11 p.m. Feb. 9, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said shortly after the shooting.

Boyd was brought to the hospital in critical condition after the shooting but died two days later.

According to the report, the informant provided “extremely accurate and explicit details” about the shooting that the informant heard from Miller himself. The informant also identified Miller as the shooter out of a six-person photographic lineup.

Police learned during the investigation that Miller had pleaded guilty to simply robbery on Aug. 4, 2014, and that he knew he was no longer allowed to possess a firearm.

Miller, 3020 Woodcrest Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.