Police arrest suspect in Old Scenic Hwy fatal shooting, make arrest in 10 car burglaries in the area

Terry Flanagan, 58 (Source: EBRSO)
Terry Flanagan, 58 (Source: EBRSO)
Melvin Brooks, 18, Dwightess Thomas, 17 (Source: EBRSO)
Melvin Brooks, 18, Dwightess Thomas, 17 (Source: EBRSO)

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - One teen is dead and three others are behind bars after an alleged home invasion in Zachary.

Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said the shooting happened on Willow Creek Drive off of Old Scenic highway just after noon Saturday.

Investigators say Terry Flanagan, 58, returned to his home on Willow Creek Drive to find Chadrick Spurlock, 15, and two other teenagers inside of his home. Spurlock jumped out of a window, at which point Flanagan shot and killed him in the yard, according to Chief McDavid.

Then, for reasons unknown, investigators say Flanagan dragged Spurlock's body into another yard.

Flanagan was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he is being held on a $260,000 bond.

During the investigation, Zachary Police developed Melvin Brooks, 18, and Dwighttess Thomas, 17, as the other two burglary suspects.

After interviewing the two teens, police say they've cleared up at least 10 car burglaries in the 39th street area of Zachary and received information about a drive-by shooting that occurred in the Chesnut St. area of Zachary earlier this year.

Both Brooks and Thomas were charged with three counts of aggravated burglary and seven counts of simple burglary.

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