BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Deputies have arrested a man they describe as a “jealous boyfriend” in connection with the shooting death of a 22-year-old man near the Louisiana Culinary Institute.
The victim has been identified as Neville Allen, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Allen was a 2015 graduate of Port Allen High School. His father posted a photo of him on social media after his death on Feb. 5.
Deputies say they arrested Trebien D. Adams, 22, of Baton Rouge, on Feb. 5 on the charge of second-degree murder in connection with Allen’s death.
Adams has also been charged with illegal use of a weapon. A second man, Jarquin Handy, 22, of Baton Rouge, was also arrested on charges of principal to second-degree murder and principal to illegal use of a weapon.
Detectives describe Adams as a “jealous boyfriend” in a probable cause affidavit. When Allen began to date Adams’ girlfriend, Allen began to receive threatening text messages, phone calls, and letters on his door," investigators say.
According to the arrest report, Adams admitted to having an ongoing feud with Allen over the girlfriend.
Both men lived in the same apartment complex in Baton Rouge.
The incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the 10500 block of Airline Highway at the Louisiana Culinary Institute.
Deputies say that Adams and Handy drove to the parking lot of the Louisiana Culinary Institute with the intention of confronting Allen about the girlfriend.
Investigators say Handy got out of the car and walked around the parking lot to survey the area.
While doing so Handy and Allen passed right by each other moments before Allen was fatally shot, according to the affidavit from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say Adams confronted Allen in the parking lot by pointing a shotgun at him. According to arrest records, the shotgun was provided by Handy.
Adams shot Allen during the confrontation, investigators say.
Harry Hernandez lives near the Louisiana Culinary Institute and heard the gunshot.
“Everybody around here thought it was a transformer – and it did kind of sound like a transformer blowing out, you know," Hernandez told WAFB’s Matt Houston.
Hernandez said EMS workers worked tirelessly to revive Allen even though they were unsuccessful.
Allen later died at a local hospital.
Adams confessed that he went to confront Allen with a shotgun about the girlfriend, according to the arrest report.
Deputies say the entire incident was captured on surveillance video from a nearby business.
Officials with the institute say the shooting did not involve anyone at the school.