Baton Rouge Police released more details surrounding the shooting death of a woman on Plank Road last week after a suspect was arrested, though a motive behind the incident remains unclear.
Dakayla Bailey, 31, was found dead at 6061 Plank Road on Feb. 11, according to spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m.
On Friday, police arrested Terica Scott, 27, of Ethel. Scott was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Detectives learned in the course of their investigation that a man had been living alone at the Plank Road address for weeks, according to the arrest warrant. Around 7 a.m. the day of the shooting, three women arrived at his residence, including Bailey and Scott.
After the three women sat on a couch, Scott rolled a marijuana cigarette before later taking out a handgun and shooting Bailey. Scott and the third woman grabbed their things and fled the residence “without making any attempts to render aid,” the warrant says.
EMS found Bailey in the home suffering from gunshot wounds. Scott was identified in a six-person lineup.
The arrest warrant did not provide information regarding a motive, clarify the relationship between Scott and Bailey or note whether the third woman could face criminal charges in the shooting.
Coppola said an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to arrest Scott.