Local man facing multiple charges in connection with two shootings

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An arrest has been made in the case involving two separate shootings that injured five people.

21-year-old Mieyoshi Tyree Edwards, of 1880 Monterrey Blvd. is facing multiple charges in connection with shootings that occurred in April and July.

Three adults and two young children were injured in those shootings.

The first shooting happened on Independence Day in the afternoon hours at 11320 Greenwell Springs Rd.

EBRSO says, “two adults and two small children were hit by gunfire while in a vehicle turning into their apartment complex.”

Video-surveillance footage helped lead to the arrest of Edwards.

Edwards was apprehended on July 6 at an apartment complex.

Further investigation showed that an Active Arrest Warrant was out there for Edwards.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “after taking Edwards into custody, detectives executed a search warrant of his vehicle and located two firearms. One of which, an assault rifle, was matched to ballistics found at the crime scene by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.”

The investigation into how Edwards is connected to the Greenwell Springs Rd. victims is ongoing.

Rental car information and video surveillance footage helped detectives determine that Edwards is a suspect in the April 6th shooting at 6515 Hanks Dr.

Investigators believe that an ongoing dispute is what led to the shooting which injured one person.

Edwards is facing these charges in connection with the April 6th shooting that happened on Hanks Dr.:

  • 3 counts Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Illegal Use of a Weapon
  • Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

Edwards is facing these charges in connection with the July 4th shooting that happened on Greenwell Springs Rd.

  • 4 counts Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Assault by Drive-By Shooting
  • Illegal Use of a Weapon
  • Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

Baton Rouge Police Department Intelligence and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted EBR Detectives in this case.

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