A man accused in the shooting deaths of three women and wounding of a man on Saturday surrendered to police early Sunday.
Courtney Williams, 21, surrendered to Baton Rouge Police about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Police consider the shootings acts of domestic violence, McKneely said.
Police booked Williams, 3119 Midway St., on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, McKneely said in a news release.
Williams is accused of killing Josephine Lathers, 76, and her granddaughter, Brittany Lee, 18, both of 1056 Progress St., and Clarisa Cobbing 19, 1520 Utah St.
They died at the scene of shooting, the Progress Street home shared by Lathers and Lee. The gunman attacked the victims in the living room and a bedroom of the home at 3:19 p.m., Saturday, McKneely has said.
Eric Dozier, 20, was wounded and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Lakeisha Sutton, 19, a granddaughter of Lathers and close friend of Cobbing, said Williams is an ex-boyfriend of Cobbing.
She said Williams had been involved in prior domestic incidents with Cobbing, who was staying at Lathers’ home on Progress Street.
Sutton said she had gone with Cobbing last week to file a complaint with police about Williams taking Cobbing’s 2-year-old daughter from a relative’s house.
She said Williams, who is not the child’s father, had been texting and calling Cobbing, demanding that she withdraw the police complaint.
About two weeks ago, Sutton said, Williams was seen spreading gasoline outside the home on Progress Street, but “he was run off before he could set it on fire.”
Clarisa Cobbing’s aunt, Jackie Cobbing, separately confirmed both previous incidents.
McKneely on Sunday said he would not be able to confirm until Monday whether Clarisa Cobbing had previously filed a complaint against Williams for allegedly kidnapping her daughter, or if there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest at the time of the shooting.
McKneely also said no information was immediately available about the alleged arson attempt.
“I know some incidents have occurred that weren’t reported, domestic incidents,” McKneely said.