Arrest made after man shot, killed in his driveway in Gonzales

Man arrested in Sorrento murder investigation

GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - Sheriff’s office deputies have arrested a Sorrento man accused of shooting and killing another man in the driveway of his home in Gonzales back in early June.

On Tuesday, June 20, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office announced that Bobby Smith Jr., 21, turned himself in. He’s facing a charge of second degree murder in connection with the death of Kenneth Brown, 37.

During the investigation, Smith was identified as a suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued Monday, Aug. 19. Smith has been booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. No bond has been set at this time.

On Saturday morning, June 8, deputies were sent to a home on North Robert Wilson Road after receiving a call about a man who had been shot.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found Brown in the driveway, seated in his vehicle. The sheriff’s office said he had died from the shooting.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.

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