BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Police identified the victim and one of three suspects in a fatal drive-by shooting on South Choctaw Drive Sunday.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers responded to the shooting in the 9000 block of South Choctaw Drive around 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Police described the drive-by shooting, saying the victim who died and a passenger were in a vehicle when three suspects in a 2015 Ford 150 shot the victim’s vehicle multiple times.
The victim, identified as 22-year-old Jessie Johnson, died at the scene. The passenger, a 25-year-old man, was also hit by bullets but police said he is expected to survive his injuries.
Officers found the suspect vehicle on Airline Highway and after a brief chase, all suspects fled from the vehicle, according to police. One of the three suspects, 18-year-old Jakai Johnson, was caught and arrested.
Baton Rouge police said the other two suspects remain at large.
Johnson was booked into EBR Parish Prison on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and illegal use of a weapon.
Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is urged to contact BRPD’s Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.