Man accused of trying to shoot cousin
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man this week on suspicion of trying to shoot his cousin last month.
Deputies charged 19-year-old Deyvaun Richardson Thursday with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to an arrest affidavit, Richardson and his cousin got into an argument at an apartment complex on Tiger Bend Road the night of Oct. 11. Deputies said the cousin told them he got into his car to leave, but Richardson got a gun and shot at him as he drove away.
The victim told deputies Richardson chased him out of the parking lot in his own vehicle, firing several shots at him as he drove down Tiger Bend and toward Hoo Shoo Too Road. The victim said he managed to speed away while dialing 911.
Detectives said the victim and another witness from the apartment complex identified Richardson as the shooter, and that surveillance video from the complex confirmed the statements.
Investigators put out a warrant for Richardson's arrest when they couldn't locate him at his last known address, and this week he was booked into the parish jail. Deputies said he was also on probation for a drug conviction at the time of the shooting.