Victim remains on life support
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted a 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a man in the head while both were handling a gun one night in mid-February in north Baton Rouge.
The victim, believed to be an adult but whose age was unavailable, has been on life support at a hospital ever since the shooting around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at a Huron Street apartment complex, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
The grand jury on Wednesday indicted Travon Scott, 16, 2635 Erie St., of Baton Rouge, on a single count of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting, court records show.
McKneely said both Scott and the victim were part of a large group of people hanging out at the time of the shooting.
“They were messing around with a handgun,” McKneely said, when Scott pulled the trigger. The gun fired and a bullet struck the victim in the head, McKneely said.
Thursday night, Scott was transferred from the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center — where he’s been since his arrest the night of the shooting — to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, booking records show.
According to court records, Scott waived time delays afforded under the law, which sped up the indictment process.
Scott’s bail has been set at $100,000, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.