Second arrest made in teen’s shooting death near Tak’s Food Mart

Second suspect arrest in W. Brookstown shooting death

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police announced on Tuesday that a second suspect was arrested after an 18-year-old was shot and killed near Tak’s Food Mart on W. Brookstown Drive.

Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said Reginald Jones, 19, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 22 in connection with the Oct. 2 shooting death of Jarico Selmon. Jones was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail, and is charged with second-degree murder and a count of illegal use of a weapon.

This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18.
This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18. (Source: BRPD)

Police began investigating the shooting that happened after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Police found Selmon suffering from a gunshot wound in front of Tak’s Food Mart on Prescott Road.

Police believe Selmon was shot on Brookstown Drive and was running away when he collapsed in front of the store.

On Thursday, Oct. 3, police arrested Tyrone Butler, 33. Witnesses say they saw Butler and a second man, later identified as Jones, enter Tak’s and buy some things before approaching Selmon.

Tyrone Butler has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing an 18-year-old near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road.
Tyrone Butler has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing an 18-year-old near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road. (Source: EBRSO)

After talking to Selmon for a few minutes, the second person had walked away and within 30 seconds, police say shots were fired.

Surveillance video from Tak’s corroborated the witness’ story and a second tip led police to Butler’s residence.

Butler is also facing a second-degree murder charge and one count of illegal use of a weapon.

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