Shooting stemmed from feud between teenage gang members
BATON ROUGE - Court testimony from a Baton Rouge police officer reveals that a Wednesday night shooting may have been the result of an ongoing feud between two gangs.
Police were called to investigate the shooting in the 1800 block of Arizona Street before 8 p.m. Wednesday. A 16-year-old was found wounded at the scene and is currently in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the BRPD officer, the shooting stemmed from a planned confrontation between two gangs made up of teenage boys named 'Bottom Boys 4 Life' and 'F.A.N.' Police say firearms weren't supposed to be used in the meeting, but two 13-year-old boys decided to bring a gun "just in case".
One of the boys allegedly stole the gun from his sister's boyfriend and gave it to 13-year-old Nolan Daniels to hold because he "didn't have the heart to pull the trigger if need be."
When the two groups met, Daniels believed he saw 16-year-old Montrell Riley pull a gun from his pocket. Police say Daniels then opened fire, discharging at least five shots. Members of the opposing group, 'F.A.N.' turned their backs and began to run. Riley was struck in the shoulder during the barrage.
Daniels was later taken into custody and tested positive for THC. He had previously been detained for theft of a firearm, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and other violations of his parole. He is now being held on a $50,000 bond for attempted first-degree murder.
Jashawrd Slocum, who allegedly stole the weapon, is being held on a $25,000 bond for principal to attempted first-degree murder. Police say the gun was taken from Slocum's mother's house, where he lives.