Man arrested in connection with 2018 murder of St. Gabriel man also reportedly connected to large drug ring in Baton Rouge

Man reportedly connected to large, violent drug ring in BR arrested for 2018 murder
Antonio Sterling (Source: Facebook)
Antonio Sterling (Source: Facebook)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police say they have arrested a man for the 2018 murder of a St. Gabriel man.

Kelvin Lee Phillips, 41, of Baton Rouge was arrested on Feb. 18 in connection with the April 2018 death of Antonio Sterling, 34.

Kelvin Phillips, 41, is charged in connection with the 2018 shooting death of Antonio Sterling, 34.
Kelvin Phillips, 41, is charged in connection with the 2018 shooting death of Antonio Sterling, 34. (Source: EBRSO)

Phillips was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charge of second degree murder. Phillips was also previously charged in connection with the 2017 shooting death of Lorenzo Dixon, a Baton Rouge area rapper.

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Detectives found Sterling’s body in a burned vehicle in the 1400 block of East Harrison Street around 3:45 a.m. on April 11, 2018.

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