The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a fourth suspect in the fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon of a father of two in an apartment complex parking lot on McClelland Drive, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Keion Dshay Carr, 24, 1900 Blount Road, was booked Friday with accessory after the fact in the second-degree murder of Royal Anthony Jones, 28, parish jail records show.
According to the affidavit, Carr is accused of allowing the accused shooter, Carzel Robertson, to drive her car to the homicide scene and then lying to police about it by telling authorities the car was home all day unless it was stolen and returned later in the day.
Earlier Friday, Baton Rouge police arrested Robertson, 21, 2730 Elgin St., and two teenagers reportedly involved in killing Jones.
Police said Robertson allegedly shot and killed Jones, who was unarmed, about 2:40 p.m. in the parking lot outside Jones’ apartment complex at 5665 McClelland Drive.
Police booked Robertson into Parish Prison with second-degree murder of Jones, booking records show.
Robertson had three armed male accomplices, police said.
Two of them — Jerrid Davis, 17, 18383 Elm Grove Garden, and Keymah Hills, 17, 1953 Progress St. — were arrested Friday and booked into Parish Prison on counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, booking records show.
Right before the shooting, the assailants drove to the parking lot of a deli next door to Jones’ apartment complex and “armed themselves with handguns,” the affidavit says.
Robertson then contacted Jones and shot him once in the back of the head, the affidavit says. Police have said the victim died at the scene.
Jones, who was the father of two young children and worked as an assistant manager at a Family Dollar store, had been involved in an altercation involving a girl, said his estranged wife, Nicole Jones.