UPDATE: Suspect arrested for killing his cousin in Sunday night shooting

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UPDATE: (5/30/18)

30-year-old Johnny Sanford was arrested Wednesday for the following charges:

Second Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice.

Sanford admitted to shooting at Andre Guy, then later throwing his gun into the Mississippi River in an effort to cover his tracks. 

42-year-old Tabbita Reed was also charged for being an “accessory after the fact.” 

Reed lied to investigators about not seeing Sanford.

Sanford was found during a residence search, hiding in the rafters of the attic.

Sanford and Reed have both been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. 

UPDATE: (1:30 P.M.)

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance finding an individual involved in the Sunday night shooting on South Afton Parkway.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department “Johnny Sanford, 30, of 5588 Velora Street is wanted in connection of the shooting of his cousin, Timothy Guy.”

BRPD said Guy is expected to survive the gunshot injuries he sustained around 7 p.m.

According to BRPD, “Sanford is wanted on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder.”

The investigation remains open and the search for Sanford is ongoing.

If you know where Sanford is located, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

UPDATE (05/28):

A shooting happened a little before 7 p.m on Sunday, May 27 at 5473 South Afton Parkway.

Baton Rouge Police said the shooting stemmed from “an argument during a basketball game.”

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, two individuals were shot and subsequently taken to “a local hospital by personal vehicle.”

The two shooting victims traveled to the hospital prior to the arrival of the police and Andre Guy, 35 of Hwy 67 in Slaughter was shot in the leg and died from injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting. 

According to the BRPD, “the second victim was shot multiple times in the lower extremities and is expected to survive.”

The shooting suspect was not at the scene when Baton Rouge Police arrived and the investigation is ongoing.  

If you have any information about this shooting or the whereabouts of the shooting suspect, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.  


Reports of a shooting in the 5300 block of Afton Pkwy leaves one dead and two others injured Sunday night around 7 p.m.

According to BRPD spokesperson Sgt. L’Jean McNeely, information on the incident is limited with no information on the two surviving victims current conditions. Multiple source cite that they have been transported to Baton Rouge General Mid-City campus.

Details will be released as more information arrives.

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