Authorities arrested the driver in a Monday shooting at 10870 Cherry Hill Drive, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.
The shooter is still at large, the news release says.
Deputies booked Arturo Nunez Cerno, 25, with principal to attempted second-degree murder and principal to illegal discharge of a firearm, the news release says.
According to the report, Cerno drove the shooter to the victim’s house and stood by while the shooter shot a 27-year-old man multiple times Monday afternoon. Cerno and the shooter then drove off, the news release says.
Detectives canvassed the area and were able to identify Cerno, the news release says.
Detectives are still trying to identify the shooter.
Cerno was arrested in the 5800 block of Quida Mae Drive, the news release says.
The victim, who was sitting in his backyard when he was shot, is in stable condition, the news release says.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.
Two suspects sought in November death
Police are searching for two men suspected in the Nov. 21 shooting death of a man in the 3700 block of Alliquippa Street.
John Keith Coleman Jr., 20, 3775 Topeka St., and Joshua Lewis, 19, 4035 Topeka St., are wanted in the killing of Jeremiah Pate, 21, according to a police release.
Pate was found dead in the street with several gunshot wounds, police have said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Coleman and Lewis is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Firefighters probe early-morning blaze
Firefighters are investigating a house fire that occurred early Tuesday morning at 4514 Woodlyn Drive near Coursey Boulevard, according to a Fire Department news release.
Preliminary information indicated the fire was accidental and foul play is not suspected, the release says.
The fire, reported at 3:50 a.m., started in the master bathroom and spread to the bedroom and attic.
Heavy smoke and water damaged the rest of the home.
The residents were not home at the time of the blaze and no one was injured, the release says.
American Red Cross officials assisted the residents when they arrived after the fire was put out, the release says.
Police ID drivers in 3-vehicle accident
Police identified the drivers in the three-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 12 that left a 1-year-old boy in critical condition.
Veronica Williams, 28, of New Roads, was driving a Kia sport utility vehicle that ran off the Essen Lane entrance ramp and onto the interstate, colliding with two other vehicles, said Sgt. Donald Stone, a police spokesman.
Riding in the Kia with Williams were five children, ages 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9, the police spokesman said.
The 1-year-old boy was ejected during the crash, landing on the interstate, Stone said.
None of the children, four of whom are Williams’, were restrained, Stone said.
Criminal and traffic charges are forthcoming, he said.
Stone identified the drivers of the other vehicles as Carl Mallet, 41, of Lake Charles, and Desiree Rene Lopez, 19, of New Port Richey, Fla.
Mallet had two adults and two children in his vehicle, Stone said.
The adults suffered minor injuries, as did Lopez, Stone said.
2 arrested in EBR on first-offense DWI
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Juan Hernandez, 22, 2010 Helm Drive, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, driver’s license required and operating vehicle without lawful presence in U.S.
• Fred Willis, 18, 1055 Erie St., Shreveport, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.