BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge man accused of firing shots in an April gunfight that killed two people was arrested on Friday, May 26.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested, Tyrece Rollins, 21, and charged him with two counts of principal to second-degree murder.
Court records say EBRSO deputies responded to an April 18 shooting on Denova Street. A community audio surveillance program that alerts law enforcement about the sound of gunfire recorded 23 rounds being fired.
Upon arrival, deputies found two men, Steven Brown, 29, and Ray Griffin, 21, injured by gunfire. Griffin and Brown were taken to hospitals and later died of their injuries.
The shooting stemmed from an argument between Brown and Griffin that turned physical. They both had guns and reportedly fired at each other.
After reviewing surveillance video from the home, detectives saw Rollins and others in the driveway of the residence. Rollins reportedly was seen with a gun in his pocket and an extended magazine hidden in his pants. One of the victims arrived at the residence, parked in the driveway and talked with Rollins. The second victim did the same.
Through video footage, detectives watched Rollins enter and exit the home with a gun in his hand during the argument.
Investigators said once the shooting started, Rollins pointed his gun and began firing at a victim who was rolling on the ground to avoid bullets.
After, Rollins fled to the back of the home, and gave the gun to someone who got rid of it in a wooded area. Rollins then reappeared at the front of the home with an ArmaLite-rifle-style gun and placed it in the vehicle of one of the victims.