A Livingston Parish grand jury indicted a man Monday in the March 28 shooting death of Derick Stewart on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Denham Springs.

Brian K. Allen, 24, of Denham Springs, was indicted on a count of second-degree murder, said Assistant District Attorney Greg Murphy, of the 21st Judicial District.

Allen had been scheduled for a preliminary exam hearing Monday afternoon, but the indictment made the hearing moot. His next court date will be July 18.

Police said Allen shot Stewart, 24, and another man after a confrontation on Maryland Street and a brief car chase.

Stewart died that night of injuries sustained in the shooting.

Police arrested Allen at his apartment the next day.