Two Slaughter men were arrested Saturday night, accused in the fatal shooting of a Zachary man that East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office investigators say was part of an ongoing rivalry.
Brothers Denzel Jones, 26, and Bruce Jones, 27, are accused of fatally shooting Deshawn Sensley, 23, in the 9600 block of Lemon Road around 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Jones brothers told investigators they were visiting a relative in Sensley's neighborhood Saturday and went by his house, where they found him outside with a 27-year-old man. The two brothers tried to fight the other two men, according to arresting documents, and Sensley told them to leave.
As the Joneses were pulling away in their vehicle, Sensley walked behind their truck and Bruce Jones pulled a gun, threatened to shoot Sensley through the window, the arrest report says. Sensley also pulled a gun, leading to an exchange of gunfire, the report says.
Sensley was suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso and died of his injuries at a local hospital, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office said.
Both men told investigators the shooting was in self defense because Sensley had also pulled a gun.
Along with Sensley's death, the Joneses are accused of firing into a home that was occupied at the time by a man, woman and child.
The brothers were booked on one count each of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property, and four counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to the Sheriff's Office.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated to correctly list the counts on which the suspects were booked. They each face one count of second-degree murder, not first-degree murder as listed initially in Sheriff's Office booking documents.