East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested two Prairieville men in the fatal shooting Wednesday of 22-year-old Jared Christopher Vincent.
The shooting, which happened about 5 a.m. at Vincent’s townhouse complex on Ridge Pecan Drive, also injured one other man and appears to be drug related, authorities said. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said detectives found a large amount of marijuana inside the apartment as well as evidence of a struggle.
Aaron Hargrove, 19, 39155 Lee Stevens Road, Prairieville, told detectives he went to Vincent’s apartment Wednesday morning to buy marijuana, sheriff’s officials said.
“He stated he saw one of the men flee from the apartment, at which time he admitted to shooting him in the back,” Hicks said. “The man shot was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.”
Hargrove was booked with principal to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Deputies also booked Patrick Anderson, 20, 41060 Merrit Evans Road, Prairieville, with obstruction of justice. Hicks said Anderson arrived at a local hospital not long after the shooting with a gunshot wound to the hand.
“Anderson told detectives that a family member arrived at his home with blood on his clothes and in possession of several pistols,” Hicks said. “The family member allegedly told Anderson that the pistols had been used in a shooting in Baton Rouge earlier that morning. Anderson agreed to clean the pistols and hide them.”
Anderson told authorities that a pistol had accidentally fired and struck him while he was unloading it.
“Detectives were able to recover the two hidden pistols believed to be used in the shooting,” Hicks said.