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Amaiah Sheppard

A woman has been arrested in a Convention Street shooting in May that left one man dead, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said.

Amaiah Sheppard, 18, of Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on second-degree murder.

Around 5 a.m. on May 13, police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Convention Street, where they found Robert Davis, 47, suffering from a gunshot injury. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors said Davis was sitting on the porch of a vacant house at the corner of Convention and North 13th streets when he was shot.

Detectives arrested Sheppard after she matched DNA swabs from multiple .45 caliber shell casings. Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting, McKneely said.