EBRSO Arrests Man for Murder

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a man early this morning in a shooting that occurred last night at 11:14 p.m. in the 8000 block of Bayou Fountain Avenue that left one man dead.

Hancy Sanchez, 24, of 8083 Bayou Fountain died this morning as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. According to reports, Sanchez was approached by two men while outside his apartment complex. One man reportedly asked to use his cell phone. He gave the man his phone, but attempted to grab it back when the man asked for his password. The man then produced a gun and shot him in the head. Sanchez was transported to the hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. Detectives were able to identify a suspect and apprehended him at his home this morning.

James Mills, 18, of 8773 Old Hermitage is charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Illegal Use of a Weapon. He was booked into parish prison.