Police and fire briefs for Jan. 20, 2013

Boy, 15, dies after declared brain dead

Enrico Green, the 15-year-old boy doctors declared brain dead Thursday after he was shot in the head, died about 11:30 a.m. Saturday after his family removed him from life support, a Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

Deaundre Williams, 20, 6545 Nottingham St., allegedly shot Green in the head while Green was on the phone at 1:52 a.m. outside Green’s home at 1874 71st St., and then shot a 19-year-old man in the back when he tried to run away, police spokesman L’Jean McKneely said Friday.

Williams surrendered to police Friday morning and was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, McKneely said.

Police issued the murder warrant for Williams on Thursday even though Green had not yet died because once doctors pronounce a person as brain dead, police “can charge them as if that person is in the ground,” McKneely said Thursday.

Investigators: 2 sought in Wal-Mart fires

Fire investigators are looking for two people accused of setting fires Saturday at Wal-Mart stores on College Drive and O’Neal Lane, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman said.

Fire Department investigators are looking for Paul Triplett and Quinteria Sanders in connection with the fires, Combs said.

Triplett, 31, is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds, with a medium complexion, short hair and a light beard, Combs said.

Sanders, 21, is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slender build, dark complexion and long hair, Combs said.

An employee at the Wal-Mart, 3132 College Drive, discovered the fire about 8:50 a.m., Robert Combs said in a news release.

An employee put out the fire and others ushered customers from the store, Combs said.

An employee also noticed the fire at the Wal-Mart, 2171 O’Neal Lane, about 9:05 a.m., Combs said.

Employees extinguished the fires, which were started in the home living sections of the stores, Combs said.

Officials believe each store lost sustained about $11,000 in damage and loss of business, Combs said. No injuries were reported in either fire, Combs said.

Anyone with information about Triplett and Sanders’ location is asked to contact fire investigators at (225) 354-1419 or (225) 389-2053, or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.

Fire destroys home; no one injured

Six people representing three generations of one family lost their home to an accidental fire late Friday.

The blaze, ignited by a pot left on a stove, at 7434 Vice President Drive started about 9:30 p.m. Friday and was under control by 10:10 p.m., St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said Saturday in a news release.

When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof, and eventually burned the kitchen, dining area, den and attic, Ledoux said.

The house, located in South Baton Rouge near the intersection of Tiger Bend and Jones Creek roads, and its contents were damaged by heavy smoke and water, he said.

There were no injuries, Ledoux said. The Red Cross assisted the six adults displaced by the fire.

10 arrested on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.