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Deputies arrest 17-year-old in connection to Bayou Fountain homicide

1 month 3 days 6 hours ago Monday, March 02 2020 Mar 2, 2020 March 02, 2020 6:48 PM March 02, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has a suspect in custody in connection with a fatal shooting earlier last month on Bayou Fountain Avenue, off Gardere Lane. 

Tyler Batiste was hit by gunfire back on February 9th at his home on the 8400 block of Bayou Fountain Ave. He was taken to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

According to witnesses, Batiste heard a knock on his door and was shot upon answering. Three other individuals were at the house at the time of the shooting. All three were unharmed. Authorities say gunfire not only entered the home of the victim but also the neighboring residence where two more individuals lived. Both of them were also unharmed.

Authorities later arrested 17-year-old Johntrell Banks after turning himself in Monday afternoon. He is charged with First Degree Murder among other charges.

Banks was booked into the EBR Parish Prison.

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