Baker Police have apprehended man accused of shooting, killing 21-year-old woman in Baker

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Weston Avenue in Baker, La....
Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Weston Avenue in Baker, La. around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.(WAFB)
Updated: Nov. 29, 2020 at 7:49 AM CST
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BAKER, La. (WAFB) - Baker Police announced they have apprehended Justin McCrainey, 38, in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Makayla Johnson. on Friday, Nov. 27.

A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed in Baker, according to police on Tuesday, Nov. 24 around 5:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Weston Avenue, sources say.

Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn says McCrainey, shot a woman in the head and killed her. He’s wanted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder (two counts) illegal use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say McCrainey has a lengthy, violent criminal history. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Justin Cartell McCrainey, DOB: 10/26/1982
Justin Cartell McCrainey, DOB: 10/26/1982(New Roads Police Department)

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Baker PD at 225-775-6000 ext. 1.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the victim as 21-year-old Makayla Johnson.

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