Deputies arrested three more people, bringing the total to six, in a Wednesday morning shooting investigators have described as drug-related that left one man dead and another wounded.
At least five men drove to a town house in the 9100 block of Ridge Pecan Drive around 5 a.m. Dec. 11 with the sole intent of stealing money and drugs from Jared Christopher Vincent, 22, who was fatally shot during the incident, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
On Friday, deputies arrested Avery Honea, 17, of Prairieville, on counts of attempted first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder.
Ivan Graham, 19, and Bryton Montelaro, 18, both of Gonzales, were arrested on a count each of principal to first-degree murder, Hicks said.
All three were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
On Thursday, deputies arrested Demarcus James, 20, of Prairieville, on a count of first-degree murder. He is accused of fatally shooting Vincent, Hicks said.
Deputies also previously arrested two other Prairieville men: Aaron Hargrove, 19, and Patrick Anderson, 20.
Hargrove was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder, and Anderson was booked on obstruction of justice, Hicks said.
Investigators say James, Honea, Hargrove, Graham and Montelaro went to the Ridge Pecan Drive town house, just south of Burbank Drive between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Gardere Lane, with the sole purpose of robbing Vincent.
James went into the town house alone that morning, Honea and Hargrove stood watch outside, while Graham and Montelaro waited inside a vehicle, Hicks said.
When the sound of gunshots erupted from the town house, Hargrove and Honea fired shots at Vincent’s fleeing roommate, who suffered at least one gunshot wound to the back.
Moments later, James emerged from the town house armed with a pistol suffering from several gunshot wounds, Hicks said.
James fled the scene along with several of the other men, who dropped him off at a hospital outside of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Detectives later picked him up at another hospital and arrested him, Hicks said.
Anderson, who was booked on counts of obstruction of justice, had agreed to clean and hide the pistols for a family member who arrived at his home with blood on his clothes, Hicks said, adding deputies recovered the two pistols believed to be used in the shooting.
The shooting investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are possible, Hicks said.