Teen held without bail in fatal Feb. 13 shooting of another teen

Baton Rouge police arrested two teens Friday in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of another teen outside of an apartment complex just north of Florida Boulevard.

Police accused Tramion Catherine, 17, of fatally shooting Timothy Thomas, 18, during a robbery several weeks ago at the Park East Apartments on Sharp Lane, according to arrest warrants.

About a year ago, Catherine, 9988 E. Tampa Drive, was charged with attempted second-degree murder in an Oct. 16, 2012, shooting, which occurred at Chateau De Ville Condominiums. The condominiums are across the street from the Park East Apartments.

Catherine posted a $75,000 bail on Sept. 27, 2013, on the attempted second-degree murder count and the warrant says he was out on bond at the time of the recent shooting.

On Friday, Catherine was booked on a count of first-degree murder in Thomas’ death and he is being held without bail, booking records show.

According to the warrant, Catherine, along with Marchristerpher Corney, 18, met Thomas at the apartment complex on Feb. 13 and robbed him at gunpoint of money and drugs. When Thomas tried to flee, Catherine fatally shot the teen several times, the warrant says.

Afterward, Corney and Catherine fled the scene together, the warrant says.

Corney, who also was present with Catherine during the October 2012 shooting, was booked into Parish Prison early Friday on a count of principal to first-degree murder, records show. His bail amount was not immediately available.

Catherine, only 15 at the time of the 2012 shooting, was initially booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

A judge granted a motion to transfer Catherine’s case to state District Court so he could be tried as an adult and he was transferred to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in March 2013.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Corney, 1323 Casa Loma Drive, Baton Rouge, faced any charges in the 2012 shooting, which stemmed from an argument about a fight between a dog and a cat.