Police have arrested a man accused of shooting another man in the 1100 block of Swan Avenue near Southern University on the same night of a Southern football game on Sept. 17, booking records show.
Maurice Francis, 21, 3712 Byron St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Friday on one count of second-degree murder, booking records show.
Francis is accused of shooting and killing Lawrence King, 22, 12525 Wedgewood Drive, Baker, at the intersection of Swan Avenue and Scenic Highway, according to an arrest warrant.
Francis and King got into an argument, which led to Francis pulling a gun and shooting King in the chest, police have said.
King was taken to the hospital, where he later died, the warrant says.
BR police investigate shooting on Clayton
Authorities are investigating a Friday morning shooting on Clayton Street that left a man in critical condition, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.
The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in front of 5340 Clayton St., the release says.
Officers responded to a report of a man being shot and found the victim in front of the home, the release says.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release says. The shooting is still under investigation, the release says.
Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely had no new updates about the shooting as of Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crimestoppers at (225) 344-STOP.
Two men booked in Huron shooting
Police arrested two men Friday accused of being accessories to a shooting on Huron Street late Thursday, according to arrest warrants.
Desmond Clark, 21, 5775 St. Gerard Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder, accessory after the fact to aggravated criminal damage to property, and felon in possession of a firearm.
Jarryl Bowie, 19, 2415 Winbourne Ave., was booked on one count of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder.
An unnamed juvenile shot into an apartment at 2747 Huron St. with five people inside, the warrants say.
The juvenile was picked up in a car driven by Bowie with Clark in it, the warrants say.
The juvenile returned to the scene and shot at the apartment again before fleeing in the car once more, the warrants say.
The juvenile handed Clark the gun while in the car, the warrant says.
Officers pulled the car over during a felony traffic stop and saw Clark push a handgun under the seat in which he was sitting, the warrants say.
Clark is also accused of shooting at a group of three people while riding in a vehicle in the 5800 block of Byron Street on Aug. 30, according to a separate arrest warrant.
Clark was booked on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon for that incident, booking records show.
Clark pleaded guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter in April 2010 in a different case, the warrants say.
Man arrested after fight victim dies
Police arrested a 23-year-old man Friday accused of knocking down a man that died after his head hit a concrete pavement, according to an arrest warrant.
Anthony Hicks, 6268 Laca St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count of manslaughter, the warrant says.
A witness told police that Hicks was in a fight with another man on Laca Street when he hit the victim so hard that he fell backward and violently hit his head on the ground, the warrant says. Hicks then fled the scene while a witness sought help, the warrant says.
Officers found the victim lying in the roadway and contacted EMS, the warrant says.
The victim was initially taken to Earl K. Long Hospital for his injuries, then was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for specialized treatment, the warrant says.
Three days later, the victim’s health began to decline quickly, the warrant says.
The victim eventually died later that day, on Sep. 23, the warrant says.
Man, 27, accused in Monday rape
Deputies arrested a 27-year-old man Wednesday accused of raping a woman on Monday in her home, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Emmanuel Okeke, 632 Meadow Bend Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated rape and possession of marijuana.
Okeke, who knew the victim, went to her house and asked if he could talk to her, the affidavit says. Once inside, Okeke began to rape the victim, the affidavit says. The victim did not resist because Okeke told her he would kill her if she resisted or told anyone about the rape, the affidavit says.
Okeke was contacted by deputies Wednesday and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Detective Office, the affidavit says. Deputies discovered a bag of marijuana in Okeke’s pocket while patting him down, the affidavit says.
Okeke initially denied any sexual involvement with the woman, the affidavit says. Once Okeke was told detectives had run a DNA test on the victim, however, he told deputies he had consensual sex with the woman after she invited him over to do cocaine, the affidavit says.
EBR deputies arrest siblings in drug case
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second person connected to a synthetic narcotics search at a home on Brianna Drive, parish prison records show.
Catherine Phu, 24, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Friday on one count of distributing and manufacturing Schedule I drugs, booking records show.
Phu’s brother, Vi Phu, 38, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I drugs after detectives searched the pair’s home on Sept. 29, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks has said.
Vi Phu was arrested during the search, but Catherine Phu was not at home at the time, Hicks has said.
Sheriff’s detectives seized 180 pounds of synthetic narcotics at the Phus’ home on 12103 Brianna Drive on Sept. 29, Hicks has said.
Detectives searched the home again Sept. 30, seizing a total of $685,500 of synthetic narcotics, Hicks has said.
Authorities book six on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Kayla Babin, 20, 28992 Marlin Way Ave., Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, driving over the median and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Mark Brown, 51, 824 N. Parkview Place, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to signal and drinking in a motor vehicle.
• Allen Franklin, 27, 16067 Aikens Road, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and speeding.
• Kerbert Newton, 31, 8031 Solitude Road, St. Francisville, first-offense DWI and drinking in a motor vehicle.
• Cory St. Romain, 21, 9898 Lockhart Road, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, speeding, driver’s license motorcycle endorsement required, improper display of license plate, flight from officer and license plate required.
• Courtney Thompson, 21, 111 Ship Drive, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.