1 killed, 1 injured in Scenic Highway shooting; suspect arrested

Landon Johnson
Landon Johnson(Baton Rouge Police Department)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 10:13 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2023 at 12:37 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department have arrested a man for his involvement in a shooting that left one person dead and another injured on Friday evening, Jan. 20.

Police said Landon Johnson, 18, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 17, and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and illegal use of a weapon.

Landon Johnson
Landon Johnson(Baton Rouge Police Department)

The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. on Scenic Highway near Harding Boulevard.

Police said that Geore Hankton, 19, was found shot to death in a parking lot. Authorities added that an 18-year-old male was also found with gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The 18-year-old is stable, according to BRPD.

Anyone who may know something that can help in the investigation is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling the number (225) 344-7867.

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