Teen arrested after man shot, killed while answering the door at home on Bayou Fountain Avenue

Teen in custody in connection with shooting death on Bayou Fountain Avenue

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - An arrest has been made after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed while answering the door at a home on Bayou Fountain Avenue.

On Monday, March 2, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Johntrell Banks, 17. Officials say Banks turned himself in to authorities with an attorney present and declined to make a statement. Banks has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Johntrell Banks, DOB: 9/24/2002, is charged with first degree murder, five counts of attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and aggravated damage to property.
Johntrell Banks, DOB: 9/24/2002, is charged with first degree murder, five counts of attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and aggravated damage to property. (Source: EBRSO)

Banks is charged with first degree murder, five counts of attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and aggravated damage to property.

Detectives say the incident happened Sunday, Feb. 9 in the 8400 block of Bayou Fountain Avenue, according to EBRSO.

Casey Hicks, a sheriff’s office spokesperson, says Tyler Batiste, 20, was shot around 11 p.m. and taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

20-year-old man shot and killed

Witnesses told deputies Batiste answered a knock on the door of a home on Bayou Fountain Avenue and was met with gunfire, Hicks said.

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