Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Eaton Street

Lijames Powell
Lijames Powell(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 2:02 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 3:51 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on Nov. 30.

Investigators said Lijames Powell, 18, of Baton Rouge, was wanted on charges of second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.

They added Kentrell Payton, 27, died at the hospital following the shooting on Eaton Street near Choctaw Drive around 1:30 p.m.

Police say Powell was arrested in New Orleans on Tuesday, Dec. 7 by the U.S. Marshals Office. He was extradited back to Baton Rouge and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish on the charge of second-degree murder, authorities say.

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