EBRSO arrests man for fatal July shooting

EBRSO arrests man for fatal July shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man for allegedly firing at four people standing in a Baton Rouge parking lot in July.

21-year-old Francisco Molina, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of first degree murder, 3 counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated damage to property, and one count of illegal use of a weapon.

According to a report, deputies were called out to the 8400 block of Bayou Fountain Ave in regards to a shooting around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23. When they arrived, one victim found lying in the grass of a parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. That victim was transported to a hospital and listed in critical condition. He later died at the hospital from his wounds on July 31.

During their investigation, detectives found evidence of multiple gun shots, including damage from gunfire to two vehicles.

Witnesses and victims told detectives that the an argument had occurred earlier in the night between one of the victims and the accused during a soccer game at a sports complex. They identified Molina to EBRSO as another soccer player they'd known for a while.

After the game, the group said they returned back to their residence on Bayou Fountain Ave where Molina later came from behind a fence and started shooting at them, hitting one victim several times. Molina then escaped on foot, according to the report.

After being shown a picture by EBRSO, victims and witnesses were able to identified Molina as the shooter.

Molina was booked into Parish Prison and had his bond set at $625,000.

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