BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — An arrest was made in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in the 400 block of Old Rafe Mayer Road.
According to arrest documents, Clarence Jackson III was killed a little before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 after “an exchange of gunfire.” The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of Jerquon Kent, 20, of Baker.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office started an investigation during which they learned that Jackson was outside when shots rang out. EBRSO said a vehicle left the scene.
The shooting victim was “found unresponsive in the front yard” by witnesses, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. EBRSO said that detectives found a cell phone belonging to Jackson and multiple spent shell casings. The cell phone contained a text conversation between Jackson and Kent. In it, Kent said he would bring marijuana to Jackson for $500.
EBRSO made contact with Kent on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Detectives were able to legally look at his cell phone and confirm that they communicated with each other “on the night of the homicide,” according to the affidavit.
The owner of the vehicle said that Kent was the only person who had it “on the night of the homicide,” EBRSO said. According to the vehicle owner, when the vehicle was brought back by Kent, the driver’s side was riddled with bullet holes. Detectives saw that the vehicle was shot up.
Kent was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday, Nov. 16, and charged with (principle) first-degree murder and possession with intent to distribute narcotic drugs listed in Schedule I (marijuana). As of the publishing of this article, no bond has been set.