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Police arrest two accused of gunning down 18-year-old, shooting another person at apartment complex

5 months 6 days 21 hours ago Monday, December 18 2023 Dec 18, 2023 December 18, 2023 3:08 PM December 18, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Two people accused of killing an 18-year-old and hurting another person at an apartment complex on Dougherty Drive were arrested one month after the murder. 

Emergency responders said the shooting happened at the Pine Square Apartments along Dougherty Drive around 10 p.m. on Nov. 18. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department said 18-year-old Keandre Simpson and the other victim left the complex to go to the store. After coming back, the two were sitting in a car in the parking lot. 

Police said several people walked through the drive-in gate and opened fire on the car, killing Simpson. The other victim ran to the apartments for help and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

On Dec. 18, 18-year-old Lester Augustus and 21-year-old Isiah Reed were arrested and booked for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. 

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