A Baton Rouge man was indicted Wednesday in a June 27 shooting on Gus Young Avenue that killed one person and seriously injured another.

Armon Reneil Wilson, 23, is charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Jerome Kinchen, 34, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of a 22-year-old.

Wilson, of the 1100 block of North 49th Street, also was indicted on counts of attempted armed robbery, obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He has a cocaine possession conviction on his record.

Kinchen's body was found in the parking lot of Ragusa Meat Market at the corner of Gus Young and North 48th Street. His home was right around the corner.

The shooting took place around 8 p.m.

Wilson also was injured in the gunfire and was hospitalized until his July 1 arrest, which was based in part on video surveillance footage of the shooting, police said.

He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison if found guilty of second-degree murder. The case is assigned to state District Judge Kelly Balfour.


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