BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) -East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives arrested a man involved in two separate shootings that occurred in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past few months.
According to EBRSO, Mieyoshi Edwards, 21, is responsible for a Fourth of July shooting that injured two kids and two adults on Greenwell Springs Road, and another shooting that happened in EBR in April on Hanks Drive.
Officials state that Edwards is charged with 3 counts of first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and aggravated criminal damage to property in connection with the April 6 shooting on Hanks Dr.
Edwards is also charged with 4 counts of attempted first degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property in connection with the Fourth of July shooting on Greenwell Springs Rd. Emergency crews responded to a shooting on Greenwell Springs Road.
According to officials, the shooting occurred at 11320 Greenwell Springs Road near the Mallard Crossing apartment complex and Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library Saturday, July 4.
Two adults and two children were transported with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say all four victims were in a vehicle when another vehicle passed and fired shots at them.
Detectives stated that they were able to find Edwards by obtaining video-surveillance footage from businesses near the crime scene and identify the vehicle which was tracked back to a rental car company.
The rental was tracked back to Edwards’ girlfriend in Tickfaw who rented the vehicle.
Through the rental car information and video surveillance, Detectives were also able to connect Edwards to the shooting that occurred on April 6 at 6515 Hanks Drive in which he allegedly fired upon three victims, striking one.
With the help of Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, EBRSO was able to take Edwards into custody.
Detectives then executed a search warrant of his vehicle and located two firearms. One of which, an assault rifle, was matched to ballistics found at the crime scene by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Edwards connection to the Greenwell Springs Road victims is still under investigation.
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