Police: man shot Baker teen in self-defense, booked on drug charges
BAKER - Police said they arrested a man on other charges after he shot and killed a teen in self-defense Thursday night.
Officers responded to Heath Drive around 10 p.m. where they found 19-year-old Laquincia Wilkerson on the ground. Police confirmed that she had been shot and killed.
During the investigation, detectives learned of an ongoing disagreement between the 18-year-old woman and 17-year-old Charmaine Wilson.
Investigators questioned Wilson, who initially denied his involvement in the deadly shooting, but later admitted to police that he shot and killed the woman in self-defense.
Wilson said he went to the residence on Health Drive to sell marijuana to an occupant of the house, but when he arrived at the address Wilkerson met him on the porch and an argument began.
According to the detective who interviewed Wilson, the argument escalated when the woman pulled a revolver from her waistband and pointed it at him.
Wilson said he pleaded with the woman to put the gun away, but she refused. He said he was afraid for his life when he reached into his pants pocket and pulled a semi-automatic handgun on Wilkerson.
Wilson said he continued to ask the woman to put her gun away and when she continued to aim it at him, he fired several shots at her. Police accounts of the interview say that Wilson said he feared that Wilkerson would shoot him so he fired in self-defense.
After he shot the woman, Wilson said he ran from the scene and hid the weapon in a nearby shed. He later led detectives to the shed where they found the gun along with a bag of marijuana and a digital scale.
Witnesses to the shooting who were interviewed by detectives confirmed Wilson's story that he shot Wilkerson in order to defend himself.
Police arrested Charmaine Wilson on Friday and booked him into parish prison on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and aggravated criminal damage to property.
Based on interview conducted by detectives, Wilson was not charged in the shooting.