BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) say a suspect linked to a fatal November shootout at a Mead Road apartment complex has been arrested.
According to an official report, 32-year-old Travis Darnell Foster was apprehended and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.
EBRSO reports that it was the night of Wednesday, November 23 when multiple people were involved in a gunfight at Mead Road’s Willowbend Apartments and one person was killed in the gunfire while others were injured.
Detectives say the apartment where the incident occurred was occupied by renters from out of town who’d allegedly traveled to Baton Rouge to engage in illicit drug activities.
Detectives add that Foster was also at the scene of the crime.
According to an official report, Foster told authorities he was at Willowbend Apartments with his girlfriend with the intent of dropping off some food to one of the individuals in the apartment. EBRSO also said Foster claimed that when he exited his girlfriend’s car, he was shot multiple times, ran and hid, and his girlfriend drove away.
But detectives say they spoke with multiple witnesses and examined footage from a nearby security camera which all seemed to paint a different picture. They believe Foster and a second suspect entered the apartment along with a third accomplice, the victim who would eventually be shot to death.
It seemed, according to detectives, that the three exchanged gunfire with others, which led to the victim’s death and to Foster’s injury.
As of Monday, Foster remains in EBR Parish Prison and detectives say they believe the visitors from out of town, some of whom also sustained injuries during the gunfire, have since left Baton Rouge.