Arrest for murder on Gracie Street


POSTED: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:01pm

This is an NBC33 News update: Baton Rouge Police Homicide Detectives arrested Mark Young, 35, and charged him with First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder, and Illegal Use of a Dangerous Weapon.

Investigators say Young shot and killed Derrick Casey, 27, and shot and injured Kenneth Cobbs, 27, during a drug deal gone wrong. Tips from Crime Stoppers lead to the arrest of Young.

Young was also charged with two counts of Possession of a Stolen Firearm on an unrelated case.

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – A 28-year old man was murdered last night on Gracie Street near mid city Baton Rouge.

Derrick Casey was shot and killed just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. He was found inside a house on Gracie Street, which was not his residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The motive to this shooting is unknown. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Homicide Division at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.

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