Baton Rouge man placed on probation, fined after admitting to firing gun to disperse crowd in 2014 _lowres

Donnie Cavalier

Baker police Thursday arrested a man accused of firing two shots into the ground outside a birthday party last weekend where four teenagers were shot.

Police booked Donnie T. Cavalier, 24, 8811 Edwin St., Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of illegal use of a weapon, said Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps.

Cavalier, wearing a yellow shirt with the word “Security” on it the night of the party, told investigators he fired two shots into the ground outside the Baker Civic Club on March 28 in an attempt to control the chaos in the aftermath of the shooting, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Knaps previously said two shell casings found outside the building on North Magnolia Drive could possibly have been fired by a security guard, and that detectives were investigating the role of security guards at the party.

Police previously arrested Nakeydran L. Williams, 16, the accused shooter of the teens, and booked him into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center on three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of illegal possession of a weapon.

Williams is accused of fatally shooting Marcell Franklin, a 15-year-old girl who died at the party, and three teenage boys, two who later died at hospitals.

Kendal Dorsey, 15, and Diontrey Claiborne, 18, died from gunshot wounds suffered at the Friday night party, while Javaughn Simmons, 19, was shot in the face and is expected to recover.