4 more people arrested in Donaldsonville slaying

Authorities have arrested four more people in Sunday’s fatal shooting of a White Castle man in Donaldsonville and more arrests are expected.

Two 19-year-olds from Donaldsonville and St. James, as well as two unnamed juveniles, were booked Wednesday as principals to the second-degree murder in the slaying of Brisecon Jasmin, 19, who was a senior-to-be at White Castle High School, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Andre Dunn, 19, 948 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville, and Chandon “Tonka” Nelson, 19, 8462 Kingview St., St. James, were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, where they remained Thursday afternoon awaiting a bond hearing, Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said in a news release.

The two juveniles were booked into the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center in Napoleonville.

Wednesday night’s arrests brought the total number of suspects in the shooting to eight.

Jakil Jones, 21, of Gonzales, was booked early Wednesday on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons, while Max Batiste, 22, Trevel Dunn, 20, and Saquan Sullivan, 17, all of Donaldsonville, were booked on a single count of being a principal to second-degree murder.

Jasmin was shot in the head Sunday night at the Dville Village apartment complex off La. 1 in Donaldsonville. He died early Tuesday after being taken off life support.

Residents of the complex described Jasmin as an “innocent bystander” who was caught in the crossfire of a street shooting on the street. Jasmin’s family members described him as a “quiet” young man who made friends easily, spent time with his family and stayed away from trouble.

Sheriff’s Office officials have said they haven’t determined what caused the shooting. Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kevin Hanna said Thursday that he expects additional arrests to be forthcoming.