Police arrest man connected to N Harco Drive murder

Source: BRPD
Source: BRPD
North Harco Drive in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
North Harco Drive in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is facing a second-degree murder charge after police said he shot and killed a man in Baton Rouge, according to his arrest warrant.

Baton Rouge police arrested Lionel Porter, 45, Friday morning in West Feliciana after officers received information from a Crime Stopper Tip.

Porter's arrest warrant said he killed Marcus Clay, 45, on May 20, 2018.

Porter and Clay got into an argument at a convenience stoet on Florida Boulevard, the document stated.

Clay had left the store and returned to his apartment on N Harco Drive, the document said.

Police said Porter was waiting for Clay at the apartment. Clay briefly went inside the apartment and left it before Porter shot him several times in the upper torso, the arrest warrant document said.

Clay died from his injuries, police said.

A witness who had seen the argument and shooting identified Porter in a six-person photo lineup.

In addition to the murder charge, Porter is being charged for the illegal use of a weapon.

His bond is set at $210,000.

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