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6 arrested in relation to a drug-related shooting in Baton Rouge

On Behalf of | Dec 24, 2013 | Firm News, Murder & Other Homicide Crimes |

Those in Louisiana might have heard about a recent drug bust that now involves at least six arrests. There have also been at least five charges related to murder due to the incidents that occurred. These charges aren’t something to fool around with; if you’ve been charged with a murder, seeing legal advice is important.

According to the Dec. 13 report, six people were arrested in relation to a deadly drug-related shooting in Baton Rouge. The shooting took the life of one 22-year-old man, and police have arrested five men age 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, and 20, respectively, for the crime, along with other charges. Police allegedly believe that the shooting took place when five of the men involved went to an apartment to steal drugs and money from the 22-year-old. Police did find evidence of a struggle in the apartment, and they reported that they found a large amount of marijuana as well. Along with the shooting of the 22-year-old, a roommate was also shot from behind. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to the news reports.

Everyone involved at the scene allegedly fled, but the sixth man soon became involved when he was approached by a family member, according to his report to investigators. The sixth man involved went to the hospital after receiving a gunshot wound to the hand while cleaning the guns used in the crime for his family member, but at this time, he only faces obstruction of justice charges. The other men involved face a number of different charges including attempted first-degree murder or principal to first-degree murder.

WAFB, “3 more arrests made in deadly drug-related apartment shooting” Joshua Auzenna, Dec. 13, 2013