3 arrested for shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured

Deadly shooting on Perkins Rd. near Pecue Ln.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three people have been arrested in connection to a shooting that left one person dead and another injured.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22 in the 14000 block of Poydras Avenue off Perkins Road between Pecue and Siegen lanes.

Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office say that Freddie Banks, 29, was dead at the scene, and another male injured who is expected to survive.

Officials stated that it is believed that counterfeit money was used for a drug transaction that caused one suspect to pull out a handgun and open fire.

Deputies arrested Eddie Turner, Juan Banks, and Emmett Hills in connection to the shooting. They have been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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