Teen arrested after drive-by shooting in Baker
BAKER – Police say a Baton Rouge teen was arrested after they say he committed a drive-by shooting in Baker Saturday.
According to Baker Police, officers were dispatched to a home on Heath Drive around 10 p.m. in reference to a drive-by shooting. A witness told police that a white sedan occupied by several men was seen driving past the home. The witness said one of the men pulled out a gun and fired one round at the home.
Baker Police intercepted the vehicle and questioned the occupants. Investigators determined that 19-year-old Demarcus Kimble was the driver of the sedan and the five other passengers were all under 17-year-old.
Baker Police say Kimble has a criminal history. He was arrested for authorized entry in Oct. 2013, but that charge was changed to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to one year of probation.
Kimble was arrested for assaulting a school teacher in Feb. 2014. He pleaded guilty and was given a second year of probation.
Police charged Kimble with one felony count of assault by drive-by shooting, a felony count of illegal use of a firearm and five counts of contributing to a delinquency of a juvenile.
He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Saturday night.