Two arrested for family shooting
BATON ROUGE - Authorities made two arrests in Lafayette and East Baton Rouge Parish recently in connection with the shooting of a teen and her stepfather earlier this month in Baton Rouge.
Police accused Quintin Thomas of shooting and killing 18-year-old Idalis Smith and injuring her 34-year-old stepfather. They also arrested his girlfriend, Victoria Guillory, on suspicion of helping hide him after the shooting.
Baton Rouge Police said the two victims were found shot at 1305 North 30th Street on March 20. Police said Smith was dead when they arrived, but her stepfather was in critical condition. Investigators said they believe someone shot both victims then fled the scene before police arrived.
Detectives said they developed Thomas a suspect and learned Guillory was his girlfriend. Police said Thomas was positively identified as the shooter on Monday, and detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit brought Guillory in for questioning. They also said phone records showed she called Thomas's phone several times after the shooting.
Investigators in Lafayette said once they were told Thomas could be in their area they sent a crime prevention unit out to search the area he was supposedly in. Police said they spotted Thomas walking a dog, and took him into custody without incident.
Police charged Thomas with first degree murder and Guillory with being an accessory after the fact to first degree murder. Guillory was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail, and Thomas was transported there from Lafayette Tuesday.
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