Man arrested for allegedly shooting woman while she was driving vehicle, causing crash

Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have arrested a New Orleans man who is believed to be connected to the shooting death of a woman.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Hendrick Tate, 23, is accused of shooting and killing Andretta Selder-Fields, 38, while she was driving her vehicle.

Selder-Fields then crashed her vehicle on Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street. It happened just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Investigators say Tate was a passenger in the vehicle.

Evidence collected and processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime lab is what helped investigators identify Tate as a suspect.

Tate was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with second degree murder.

Officials with BRPD say Tate was also charged in an attempted murder case that happened back on August 4 on Gus Young Avenue. Investigators were able to match his DNA to evidence found in Selder-Field's vehicle. The nature of the relationship between Tate and the victim is currently unknown.

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