Baton Rouge man wanted for Gardere murder; at least 3 arrested for DWI over weekend _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- An officer directs residents to the other side of yellow tape, Sunday, Nov. 16. Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting at 5354 Bank Street involving a male victim with a gunshot wound to the head.

Baton Rouge man sought in Gardere slaying

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in the murder of a man in the Gardere neighborhood Saturday morning.

Eric Kinchen, 32, was shot in the 1600 block of Port Drive about 10 a.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from gunshot wounds.

In a news release issued Sunday night, the Sheriff’s Office identified Marcus Dominique, 22, as the suspect, saying detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for him on second-degree murder and illegal use of a firearm charges.

The Sheriff’s Office in the release noted that both Dominique and Kinchen lived at 1770 Port Drive.

People with information about Dominique’s whereabouts or the crime are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.

Police respond to shooting

Baton Rouge police responded Sunday afternoon to reports of a shooting inside a house in the 5300 block of Bank Street.

A police spokesman said two people were shot in the incident but sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Authorities arrest three on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Cassie Dixon, 22, 5450 Devore Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driving left of center.

Joshua Idusuyi, 23, 3306 Baker Boulevard, Baker, first-offense DWI, possession of an alcoholic beverage in vehicle, no driver’s license, no insurance, speeding, public intimidation and possession of Schedule III drugs.

Antoine Watson, 31, 1120 Sugar Ridge Road, LaPlace, first-offense DWI, misuse of a temporary tag and failure to signal.

To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.