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Man arrested in fatal shooting

Man arrested in fatal shooting
Photo provided by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 6:04pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man in the Friday night shooting during a drug deal gone bad.

Jarvis Fleming, 21, Greenwell Springs, La. is charged with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Electronic Monitor.

Detectives patrolling near Greenwell Street on August 2, 2013 responded to the sound of shots fired at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the trailer park located in  7100 block of Greenwell Street. Donald Ray Walls, 26, was transported from the scene and later pronounced dead. Another man was also dropped off at a local hospital with a gunshot wounds.

According to reports, Fleming drove two other men to the trailer park on Greenwell Street in order to conduct a drug transaction. Fleming and the two other men allegedly met Walls with the purpose of selling them drugs. According to statements, during the transaction one of the men with Fleming allegedly produced a gun and began firing on Walls. At some point during the altercation Fleming's friend also received injuries from a gunshot wound. Fleming then drove his friend to a local hospital and dropped him off. Detectives learned that Fleming then removed and discarded his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet to avoid apprehension.

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