BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Friday, March 10, five people were indicted in the shooting death of Kermit Jackson, 39, which happened back in January in Geismar.
Javante Haynes, 22, Jyvariel Harvey, 20, Kentrell Lewis, 26, and Johnathan Darville, 25, were all indicted on second degree murder charges. Rachel Bueche, 37, was indicted for accessory after the fact to second degree murder.
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The shooting happened on Carrie Ln. near LA 74 in Geismar around 10 a.m. on Monday, January 9. It is believed the suspects were involved in an argument with the victim, Kermit Jackson, who later died on January 13.
Charges were upgraded to second degree murder for the suspects believed to be involved in the shooting after the death of Jackson.
"I think it was gangsters with guns and cars and vendettas and paybacks and all that stuff that we seem to encounter in America nowadays," Wiley said after the shooting. "And, it happened today on a quiet little dead end road in Geismar."
Investigators believe Haynes is responsible for shooting the victim multiple times. Harvey has a lengthy criminal history that includes nine arrests with multiple drug charges, officials said.
Deputies reported Darville turned himself in to authorities on Friday, January 13, while Lewis and Harvey turned themselves in on Monday, January 16. Detectives arrested Bueche on Thursday, January 19.
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