Man guilty of manslaughter in 2007 arrested for attempted murder
BATON ROUGE – A man, who previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years in prison, has been arrested for attempted second degree murder, according to arrest records.
39-year-old Ricardo Singleton was arrested for attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated damage to property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Dec. 8 around 9:40 p.m. the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office responded to a business in the 6500 block of Greenwell Street in reference to a shooting. Deputies learned of an argument between Singleton and another man that was captured on the business' surveillance video.
The video showed the two men arguing, walking to their vehicles and returning with guns. Singleton was seen firing his gun at the man who was standing near the doorway of the business. The video then shows Singleton leaving in a red colored SUV.
A search of the scene was conducted followed by a photo lineup. Singleton was positively identified as the suspect by a witness of the incident as well as the victim.
He was arrested on the above charges.
In 2007, Singleton pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he shot an Iraq war veteran that was trying to break up a fight at a party, according to a report from The Advocate.