Police make second arrest in Alexander Avenue shooting
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested both suspects in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a home on Alexander Avenue.
Police say they arrived on scene shortly after 7 a.m. to find 35-year-old Derrick Smith sitting on the ground outside of the home, suffering from a gunshot wound to the face and chest.
Police say two people were inside of the house, a woman and 37-year-old Timothy Jones, who was also suffering from gunshot wounds.
Jones had been shot in the legs, arm, and chest.
As both Smith and Jones were taken to an area hospital, investigators began looking into what happened.
The woman told detectives she and Jones had been home, sitting in the front room together, when Smith and Delaney Black, 40, forced their way into the home and pointed a handgun at Jones.
She said Jones pulled out his own weapon and shot Smith.
The two continued to exchange gunfire, injuring each other.
Police say when they spoke with Smith about the incident, he said he went to the residence on Alexander Avenue to 'possibly buy narcotics' and that 'when he went inside, unknown subjects began to shoot and he was shot.'
Investigators say the eyewitnesses account of the incident matched the evidence at the scene of the crime, indicating that Smith and Black are at fault.
Smith was subsequently arrested for attempted first-degree murder and home invasion.
Jones was also arrested, as police later discovered that the gun he'd used to defend himself had been stolen.
Jones was also arrested for charges related to a separate incident earlier that month, during which he was accused of rape.
Black was arrested for attempted second-degree murder, home invasion and possession of firearm by felon.