Police make arrest in Shenanigans slaying
A 20-year old man was arrested Thursday on first-degree murder and other counts in the June 9 fatal shooting of Octavia Jackson, 27, at Club Shenanigans, 3964 Plank Road.
Dennaryo Lathers, 20, 2245 Cunard Ave., was arrested on an additional three counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, according to Baton Rouge police.
Octavia Jackson, 27, 2326 Rhodes Ave., was shot multiple times in the upper torso with a handgun while sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle about 2 a.m. outside the club, 3964 Plank Road, police said at the time.
The driver, a friend of Jackson’s, drove her to Baton Rouge General Medical Center hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival. A second victim was shot but survived.
The shooting followed an argument inside the club.
Octavia Jackson’s mother, Gilda Jackson, has said her daughter was at the club celebrating a cousin’s birthday with other family members.
Authorities book three on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Dwayne Banks, 26, 1555 Success St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, speeding, reckless operation, contraband, distributing or manufacturing Schedule I drugs and possession of a firearm with drugs.
- Nadja Davis, 41, 9045 Graham Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, and disobeying a red light.
- Richard McRae, 44, 129 Marshall St., Campti, first-offense DWI, possession of Schedule III drugs and insurance required.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.