Girlfriend of Fairchild St. shooting victim booked on murder charges
BATON ROUGE - The girlfriend of a man who died during a shooting on Fairchild Street Wednesday afternoon was arrested and will now face murder charges.
23-year-old Jalisa Wilson was taken into custody late Wednesday evening and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Reginald Lee.
Baton Rouge Police responded to the scene in the 1600 block of Fairchild at around 1:25 p.m. to find Lee shot in the chest by his girlfriend. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Wilson was detained for questioning yesterday ahead of her arrest. During questioning, Wilson told investigators that her boyfriend had physically attacked her, and she shot him in self defense. However, detectives observed no physical signs of an attack on the victim’s body or signs of struggle at the scene of the shooting. Detectives noted that Wilson provided several inconsistent statements during questioning.
Wilson remains in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison at this time.