UPDATE: Man arrested for killing his grandfather

UPDATE: Man arrested for killing his grandfather

POSTED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 12:43pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested Darnell Mealy, 24, for the murder of his grandfather.

Mealy is accused of shooting James Spears, 75, around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at a home on Abraham Drive. Officials say the two were involved in an argument before the shooting. After the incident, Mealy fled the scene in Spear’s van.

Mealy was apprehended around 1:30 a.m. with the vehicle on Plank Road.

Mealy has been charged with Second Degree Murder and was booked into Parish Prison.

ORIGINAL STORY (12-28-11): EBRSO detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 8:27 p.m. this evening on Abraham.

Detectives are investigating and further information will be released when it becomes available.

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