BATON ROUGE – On Thursday (Jan. 7) night, a man was arrested in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that killed one person and injured a second occurred in the White Plains area, south of Hollywood Street.
Representatives with the Baton Rouge Police Department say 30-year-old Sylvester Harrison lost his life, and a 25-year-old woman was injured when shots were fired on Enterprise Street, around 11:55 p.m.
Police say Harrison was found shot to death, sitting inside of a vehicle. They add that the wounded woman was brought to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The day after Harrison’s death, detectives and members of the BRPD Special Response Team arrested 39-year-old Joseph Berry in connection with Harrison’s murder and the shooting of the wounded woman.
Police say Berry was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon.