Man indicted in 2002 shooting death on Choctaw

A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man is under indictment in the 2002 shooting death of another man on Choctaw Drive.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Terry Allen, 6061 Plank Road, with second-degree murder in the Aug. 24, 2002, slaying of Johnny Jones, who lived on Cherry Street.

The indictment returned Thursday indicates Allen was arrested Sept. 13, 2002.

“This indictment is a result of my office’s review of the facts of this case and eventual location of key witnesses,” District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday. “Based on these developments my office was able to present sufficient facts to warrant a grand jury indictment.”

Jones was shot in the chest at 1:50 a.m. while sitting in the back seat of a Pontiac Grand Am in the 1700 block of Choctaw, police said. Jones had been riding with several friends when they saw a friend arguing with Allen, according to Allen’s arrest warrant. Jones left the car and successfully defused the argument, the warrant states.

After returning to the car, Jones and his friends drove a short distance before getting stuck in traffic. While stopped, Allen allegedly approached the car and shot Jones through an open window, the warrant says.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Bonnie Jackson.