Quad shooting in Baton Rouge leaves plenty of bullets, questions

Joey Wilson, 34 (Source: Family)
Joey Wilson, 34 (Source: Family)
Leco Cole, 38 (Source: Family)
Leco Cole, 38 (Source: Family)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Bullets and questions. Detectives found plenty of both at a deadly shooting that is quickly approaching its one year anniversary.

The aftermath of a quadruple shooting is hard to mistake for much else. There were plenty of lights and crime tape all around. That was the case back on April 27, 2016 in the 4300 block of Kerrit Dr. in Baton Rouge.

"First responders found multiple people inside this apartment," says Sgt. Scott Henning with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. "They were all suffering from gunshot wounds. A male was found deceased inside. Three others were transported to the hospital."

The man who was killed that night was 38-year-old Leco Cole, but this would turn into a double homicide about a week later. Joey Wilson, 34, died at the hospital. His mother remembers those first moments she found out her son had been shot. "I was sitting where I am right now," recalls Linda Henderson while outside on her porch. "I was on my laptop. I seen a flash come through, which was my daughter trying to get in touch with me. I ran inside and got my cell phone and I had seven missed calls."

Those calls would lead to heartbreak. Her son had been shot. A week later, she would have to start planning his funeral.

So what happened in that apartment there on Kerrit Dr.? Detectives say it was two men who entered the apartment and started shooting. "From what we've learned, these people would have been allowed into the residence. They wouldn't have been able to just enter," says Sgt. Henning.

So the victims knew the shooters, and they are still out there. Joey's mom is still trying to wrap her head around all this, but she says she's healing. She has plenty of memories to help her along the way. "Joey was a lovable person," she says. "He was doing tattoos and hair, a little bit of everything. A Jack-of-all-trades like his momma."

She raised her kids in the church. In fact, her husband still ministers at the church across from their home. It's a place of comfort and peace, the same peace she is hoping to find through all of this.

"They don't have to tell me why. I just want closure. I want peace. I can hear Joey talking to me right now. All is well, it's going to be all right."

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