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Authorities ID shooting suspect in Baker killings

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 31, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Monday, March 31 2014 March 31, 2014 4:18 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The 16-year-old suspect in three shooting deaths last Friday in Baker was identified at a juvenile court proceeding Monday.

Authorities said Nakeydran L. Williams shot and killed 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, 15-year-old Kendal Dorsey and 18-year-old Diontrey Claiborne. Javaughn Simmons, 19, was wounded in the shooting.

Williams' attorney requested a continuance for his detention hearing Monday in juvenile court, and it was rescheduled for April 14. District Attorney Hillar Moore told News 2 he intends to see Williams tried as an adult.

"I haven't received any reports at all, I do have a synopsis, after speaking to all the different detectives, it would be my inclination right now that this matter should be tried in adult court, but again I haven't reviewed the history of anyone, so the matter is still under investigation, still have a long way to go," said Moore.

The shooting happened at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club Friday night. Witnesses and family members of the victims described the scene as "pure chaos," and Simmons told News 2 he survived by pretending to be dead.

"I ain't never seen him before, and he pulled a gun out and shot me three times. I was running and I had played dead. Then he started running behind me. That's when he shot my friends, both my friends and they had died," he said.

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