Two suspects arrested in connection of fatal shooting on Gardere

Alan Umanzor (left) and Oscar Sanchez (right) mugshots.
Alan Umanzor (left) and Oscar Sanchez (right) mugshots.(EBRSO)
Published: Mar. 13, 2022 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2022 at 6:56 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials have arrested two people for allegedly killing a man during a shooting early Sunday morning on Gardere Lane.

Deputies with East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Oscar Sanchez, 32, and Alan Umanzor, 27, on second degree murder charges.

According to EBRSO, deputies responded to the reported shooting around 4 a.m. on Sunday, March 13 in the 500 block of Gardere Lane. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the parking lot. The victim, later identified as 41-year-old Kelly Perez, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

EBRSO detained two male suspects upon arrival to the scene due to their knowledge of the incident. When detectives arrived at the scene they noticed a white SUV with its engine still running parked in front of the apartment complex where the two suspects lived. The door to the apartment was also left open and appeared that the victim was visiting the two detained males.

According to arrest documents, detectives talked to an eye witness who stated that a prior verbal altercation had occurred before the shooting. The witness stated that when he and Perez arrived back at his apartment and they exited the vehicle they noticed a four-door sedan behind them. The witness stated that four males were in the vehicle and one of the persons who exited the vehicle, who the witness identified as Alan Umanzor, was the person Perez was previously arguing with at another location.

The witness stated that a male passenger exited the front passenger seat and fired several rounds striking Perez, the suspects then proceeded to flee the scene the witness stated. Another witness was able to provide detectives with where the suspect resided and EBRSO was able to arrest the two suspects in connection with the shooting death of Perez.

According to EBRSO, one of the suspects did not know the identity of the shooter.

According to their probable cause reports, Sanchez and Umanzor were accused of traveling to an apartment complex with additional co-defendants where a firearm was intentionally fired, striking a victim and resulting in his death. They were also accused of allegedly intentionally helping co-defendants by fleeing the area together to avoid arrest.

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