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Suspect arrested in Jefferson Hwy apartment complex murder

1 year 9 months 1 week ago Saturday, September 12 2020 Sep 12, 2020 September 12, 2020 3:00 PM September 12, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: The sheriff's office has identified the another suspect as Dominik Johnson, 22. He is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Johnson is believed to have ties to the New Orleans, Mississippi and Cincinnati, Ohio areas. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 225-772-7041.


BATON ROUGE - An arrest outside the state more than a week after a person was shot inside an apartment at a complex along Jefferson Highway near Bluebonnet.

The shooting happened Aug. 21 at Jefferson Shadows Apartments. Deputies said the victim, identified as 20-year-old Logan Lacombe, died some time later.

On Monday, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Joshua Johnson, taken into custody in Gautier, Mississippi. 

Investigators believe the pair went to Lacombe's apartment building to buy drugs, and he was shot at some point during the transaction. 

Deputies at the complex found several spent shell casings, bloody clothing and a wallet in the parking lot. The sheriff's office said the ID in the wallet matched the description of one of the suspects seen fleeing the scene.

Johnson is being charged with illegal use of a weapon and as a principal to first-degree murder.

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