Arrests in Airline shooting death

Baton Rouge Police made two arrests in the death of a man who was shot in the parking lot of an Airline Highway apartment complex and died later at a hospital.

Police arrested Jordan Winding, 20, 6040 Lanier Drive and Jesse Schiele, 27, 24045 Plank Road, Zachary, in Thursday’s shooting of 22-year-old Andrew Johnson, spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

Johnson, 13787 Blairstown Drive, Baker, died at a hospital early Friday. He’d been shot Thursday about 3:30 p.m. at the Warren House Apartments, 7626 Airline Highway, police have said.

Johnson might have been an aggressor in the incident, McKneely said Saturday in a news release

“The details surround(ing) this shooting are still unclear at this time. But it is believed that Andrew Johnson and Winding were attacking Schiele,” the release says.

Police arrested Winding late Thursday on a count of felon in possession of a firearem. Schiele was arrested Friday evening on counts of felon in possession of a firearem, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana and a firearm.

A witness who declined to be identified Thursday for fear of his safety said he saw three cars pull up near a blue dumpster, located at the edge of the complex’s parking lot, in broad daylight.

The witness saw one man exit a white truck, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, with a shotgun and point it into another car before firing several rounds, he said.

The witness said he later saw Johnson run away from the scene limping.

Authorities found Johnson around the corner from the parking lot near Wooddale Boulevard.

Not long after the shooting, a tall man with dreadlocks who wasn’t wearing shoes came running up to the One Stop Food Market on Greenwell Springs Road, which is a little less than half a mile from the shooting scene.

“He was asking for a ride,” said James Johnson, an employee of the gas station and accompanying general store, adding that the man never went inside the store but did mention something about a shooting.

James Johnson, no relation to Andrew Johnson, said both Andrew Johnson and the man who ran up to the store were regular customers who never caused any trouble.

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