An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged a 28-year-old man Thursday in the April 1 drive-by shooting death of a woman on Valley Street.

Jonathan Dewayne York, 2457 Valley St., was indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of Shantell Johnese, 37.

Police have said York shot Johnese as she stood in front of a home at 2256 Valley St.

A second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison.

York also was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Mike Erwin.