Police arrest suspect in 2004 drive-by shooting

Brian Spears
Brian Spears

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports an arrest has been made in a "cold case" murder from 2004.

Brian Spears, 24, of Baker, faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Louis Davis, 21. The shooting happened on Airline Highway near St. Gerard Avenue on August 4, 2004.

Police said Davis was shot while riding in a car. They reported someone in passing car fired shots at the car Davis was in and he was hit.

Investigators said a witness recently gave them credible information that Spears was the shooter.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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