East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Demarcus James (DOB 10-4-93), of 16111 Aikens Road Prairieville, La. for First Degree Murder in Wednesday morning’s shooting.
According to reports, James arrived at a hospital in a neighboring parish shortly after the shooting with multiple gunshot wounds.
The co-defendant, Hargrove, told detectives that he went with James to Ridge Pecan to purchase narcotics. He stated James went inside to negotiate the purchase, and he later heard multiple gunshots coming from inside the residence. Hargrove admitted to shooting one man, a roommate of the deceased, as he fled from the apartment. Moments later, James allegedly exited armed with a pistol and suffering from several gunshot wounds. James then fled the scene prior to detectives arrival.
Detectives located James at the hospital and took him into custody this evening. He was transported and booked into parish prison. The investigation is still ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available. Once James is processed a booking photo will be available upon request.
EBRSO Arrests Two in Connection With Wednesday Shooting
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested two men today in connection with the shooting that occurred Wednesday morning at approximately 5:00 a.m. at 9143 Ridge Pecan Drive that left one man injured and another dead.
Twenty-two-year-old Jared Christopher Vincent of 9143 Ridge Pecan was found dead at the scene inside his apartment. Detectives also discovered a large amount of marijuana inside the apartment where the deceased was found as well as evidence of a struggle and gunfire.
Aaron Hargrove, 19, of 39155 Lee Stevens Rd. Prairieville, La. is charged with Principal to First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder.
Hargrove admitted to detectives that he went to the apartment to purchase marijuana Wednesday morning. He stated that a short time later, he was outside the apartment when he heard gunfire. He stated he saw one of the men flee from the apartment, at which time he admitted to shooting him in the back. The man shot was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Patrick Anderson, 20, of 41060 Merrit Evans Road Prairieville, La. is also charged with Obstruction of Justice.
According to reports, Anderson arrived at a local hospital not long after the shooting with a gunshot wound to the hand. Anderson told detectives that a family member arrived at his home with blood on his clothes and in possession of several pistols. The family member allegedly told Anderson that the pistols had been used in a shooting in Baton Rouge earlier that morning. Anderson agreed to clean the pistols and hide them. He alleged that a pistol accidentally discharged and struck him in the hand during the course of unloading it. Detectives were able to recover the two hidden pistols believed to be used in the shooting.
Due to the ongoing investigation no further information will be released at this time. Updates will be provided as they become available.