Bond set at $500K for man arrested in shooting death of father of 6

Bond set at $500K for man arrested in shooting death of father of 6

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Bond has been set for the man accused of killing a father of six after an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison reported Eric Johnson, 25, of Baton Rouge, is being held on a $500,000 bond. He is charged with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting death of Kedrick Ricard, 28, also of Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the shooting happened at Renaissance Gateway Apartments on Tuesday around 6 p.m. Johnson was arrested Wednesday by the Baton Rouge Police Special Response Team (SRT) after someone called in a tip to Crime Stoppers that led authorities to Johnson.

Relatives said Ricard was dropping off baby supplies to the mother of his 8-month-old child when he was shot.

They added a man was arguing loudly with a woman and asked Ricard if he had a problem. They also said the man then followed Ricard and shot him from behind several times. Investigators believe the argument is what led to the shooting.

They added Ricard was taken to a hospital where he later died.

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