BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Another person has been apprehended in connection with a deadly shooting that took place in the 6500 block of Greenwell Street on Tuesday, May 30. Leroy George III, 27, is facing multiple charges including first degree murder after Yasheka McDaniel died from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting. George was taken into custody as part of an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting took place around 2:40 a.m. and left McDaniel and another person with injuries and their vehicle ended up overturned in a ditch. More 50 spent shell casings were found over two blocks by detectives. They were able to see video which allegedly showed a white Range Rover shoot at a vehicle in front of them. George was the owner of that vehicle.
The Range Rover was found the day after the shooting and it was seized along with a Honda Accord. A search of the SUV uncovered two firearms. Detectives were able to find DNA and fingerprints while searching the Accord.
At that time, Reginique Green, 26, of Baton Rouge was detained and eventually arrested in connection with this shooting. Green and George denied being involved in the shooting, but did say “they exchanged their vehicles approximately five days prior to the homicide,” according to the affidavit. At the time, George was released by detectives.
A picture was found on social media which showed George and two other people along with several guns. “At least one of those firearms in the picture appears to be the same firearm located” during the search of the Range Rover, according to the affidavit. One of the people in the picture was George Quinones IV, 19. He was arrested on Thursday, June 15.
Further investigation led detectives to find that George’s DNA was found on one of the guns which was seized from the Range Rover.
George was subsequently booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and charged with aggravated criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapons by a person convicted of certain felonies, attempted first degree murder, handling of machine guns, first degree murder and assault by drive by shooting.
He remains behind bars on $230,000 bond.