Deunta Brown

Deunta Brown

A suspect was booked into jail just hours after a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon off Plank Road in Baton Rouge.

Crews responded to the 3600 block of Amarillo Street around 3:30 p.m. and found Dynovan Johnson, 20, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Monday morning.

Detectives soon received a tip from an anonymous witness that the shooter had run into a house nearby on Hollywood Street, according to police reports. They went to the house and encountered Deunta Brown, 19, who told officers he shot the victim in self defense.

But police spoke to multiple witnesses who gave a conflicting account of what happened, saying that Brown walked up to Johnson and "began shooting at the victim without provocation," according to Brown's arrest report. Police then searched the house where Brown was found and located a gun with a caliber matching shell casings from the scene.

Detectives also obtained video of Brown fleeing the scene with a gun, police said.

He was booked into jail on one count of second-degree murder. Police have not released information about a possible motive or information about whether Brown and Johnson knew each other.

Johnson's listed address, which police provided, is on Henderson Avenue, also around the corner from where the shooting occurred.