EBRSO makes arrest in Bayou Fountain murder
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused a Baton Rouge man of being an accomplice to the man who shot and killed someone on Bayou Fountain this past summer.
Deputies arrested 19-year-old Cesar Guerrero with being principal to first degree murder in the July 23 shooting.
EBRSO said on that day they were called to reports of a shooting in the 8400 block of Bayou Fountain Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Deputies said when they got there they found a man with gunshot wounds lying in the grass, who was taken to the hospital. Deputies said he died more than a week later.
During the investigation deputies said they developed Guerrero as a person of interest. On Sept. 17 Baton Rouge Police contacted the sheriff's office to let them know Guerrero had been picked up by armed robbery detectives for an unrelated investigation, and sheriff's detectives went to interview him about the shooting. Detectives said during the interview Guerrero admitted he had been at Bayou Fountain when the shooting happened, and that he gave the gun used in the killing to the shooter. Detectives said he also admitted he took the shooter outside of the Baton Rouge area to avoid being caught.
Baton Rouge detectives said on Sept. 10 Guerrero used the same gun to rob a restaurant on Muriel Avenue. Detectives said he had robbed the same restaurant before and covered his face each time, but an employee still recognized him and identified him to investigators.
Sheriff's deputies booked Guerrero into the parish jail on the murder charges as well as armed robbery charges.