UPDATE: East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore confirmed Friday that the suspects are Jermyne Lewis and Dwayne Barfield. Moore also confirmed the suspects are being held without bond.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old male suspect admitted to his involvement in the shooting and also told deputies that he had help from the victim’s 16-year-old relative.
The relative confessed to her part in the shooting and will be booked into the juvenile detention center for second-degree murder and juvenile in possession of a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.
The victim, identified as Markeisha Stone, 33, died due to her injuries at a local hospital.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Deputies were called to a reported shooting around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, at an apartment complex in the 17000 block of Jefferson Hwy.
Upon arrival at The Highland Club, deputies found “one woman was shot and killed,” according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
A suspect was found not too far from where the shooting took place.
The 16-year-old suspect will be charged with the crimes listed below:
- Second Degree Murder
- Juvenile in Possession of a Firearm
The teenager is awaiting booking into the Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation into this deadly shooting remains ongoing.