BRPD arrests suspect for Tuesday shooting at Spanish Arms Apartments

BRPD arrests suspect for Tuesday shooting at Spanish Arms Apartments
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:20am

UPDATE: 2/13/14: Baton Rouge Police arrested Jamal Variste, 18, of Baton Rouge, in connection with the shooting death of Devonta Jenks.

Detectives believe that Variste shot Jenks over an argument involving a mutual girlfriend.

Variste was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Thursday around 2:00 a.m. for Second Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon.

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UPDATE 2/11/14: The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Devonta Jenks.

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ORIGINAL 2/11/14: Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday morning on Denham St at the Spanish Arms Apartments.

According to reports, a male victim was shot once in the chest  and died at the scene.

Police are still investigating this incident. The motive of the shooting is currently unknown.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crimes Stoppers at 344-7867. 

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