Victim identified in deadly shooting on South Choctaw Drive; one suspect arrested

One person was killed, and another was injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday, Nov. 20, according to police.
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 1:30 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 12:40 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person was killed and another was injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday, Nov. 20, according to police.

The shooting happened in the 9000 block of South Choctaw Drive and Oak Villa Boulevard around 1 p.m.

Jessie Johnson, 22, and a 25-year-old front-seat passenger were inside the vehicle when three suspects in a 2015 Ford began shooting at their vehicle multiple times, according to officials.

Johnson died on the scene, and the other victim who was shot multiple times is expected to survive.

Officers were able to chase down the vehicle. Multiple individuals then bailed that car at a business in the 10600 block of Airline Hwy, according to officials.

Jakai Johnson, 18, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and illegal use of a weapon.

BRPD says two additional suspects are still at large.

Call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP if you have any information that can help investigators.

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