PORT ALLEN — A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged a Port Allen man Thursday with second-degree murder in the May 13 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Brusly High School student.
Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton said Marcus Richardson, 22, could face life in prison without the benefit of parole if convicted of killing Justin Warner.
Warner, a student at Brusly High School, was fatally wounded by random gunfire about 10 p.m. May 13 in the La. 1 Exxon Truck Plaza parking lot, Clayton said.
Clayton said Richardson, 1434 Freeman Lane, Port Allen, was in the middle of an altercation with several individuals at the gas station when Warner drove up and stepped out of his vehicle as shots were being fired.
“We will not tolerate these kinds of senseless killings in our small community,” Clayton said Thursday. “If this happens again, justice will be swift and the consequences will either be the death penalty or life in prison.”
Richardson was arrested May 14 in the slaying and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail, with bail set at $1 million, deputies said.
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