Police arrest second suspect in shooting of pregnant woman outside high school

Nortrell Poole (Source: East Baton Parish Sheriff's Office)
Nortrell Poole (Source: East Baton Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have arrested a second suspect believed to have been involved in the shooting of a pregnant woman thanks to help from the public.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Richard Davis, 18, was arrested Wednesday after investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip from people in the community.

Police said the shooting happened on Winbourne Avenue near Istrouma High on May 17 around 9 p.m.

According to BRPD, the shooting happened outside the school when two groups got into an argument after a football scrimmage at the school. The 32-year-old pregnant woman who was shot was not believed to have been involved in the argument, but was simply a bystander.

The victim was shot in the abdomen and is expected to survive. It's currently unknown how serious the injuries are that the fetus suffered.

According to the probable cause report, detectives found a 9mm handgun, about 15 grams of marijuana, and a few ecstacy pills when the searched Davis's home. The report stated the gun had been reported stolen. It added Davis admitted to firing the gun during the shooting near Istrouma High.

Davis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree feticide, aggravated criminal damage to property, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of a firearm with CDS, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm in a firearm free zone.

His bond is set at $305,000.

Nortrell Poole, 19, was arrested the day after the shooting. He remains behind bars on $100,000 bond.

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