Brusly: Shooting in Orleans Quarter neighborhood

"We want the residents of Orleans Quarter to know this was an isolated incident. We don't believe anyone in the neighborhood was specify targeted. This was something that started outside the neighborhood and was brought into it" ~ Brusly Police Chief Jonathan Lefeaux

The Brusly Police Dept., West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Tony Clayton now have all four people in custody allegedly involved in a shooting that happened Tuesday morning.

“Charleston Eackels, 29, was arrested around 9:30pm on March 16th with the help of Brusly PD, WBRSO deputies and EBRSO deputies,” said West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Major Zack Simmers.

It was around 10:30am on March 15th in the Orleans Quarter subdivision when people in two different vehicles started shooting at each other according to Brusly Police Chief Jonathan Lefeaux.

District Attorney Tony Clayton said the occupants in a red car, Larry & Latrell Morgan, live in Orleans Quarter and two people in a silver car, Eackels and his girlfriend Jamya Mills, were allegedly chasing the red car.

When they all got to an area in the Orleans Quarter neighborhood with no further outlets and were trapped, all four people got in a shootout according to Clayton.

When they finished shooting, Clayton said the two from the red car “got back in it, went to a job fest and hid the car and gun.”

The Morgans were arrested Tuesday. Larry Morgan is charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of weapons. Latrell Morgan is charged with attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons and possession of marijuana. 

The silver vehicle was located around 2pm on Wednesday, March 16th.

Mills, 21, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and she is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and illegal use of weapons. Her boyfriend, Charleston Eackels, 29, was arrested later Wednesday night after he was on the run. He’s also facing the same charges, two counts of attempted first degree murder and illegal use of weapons.

“We want the residents of Orleans Quarter to know this was an isolated incident. We don’t believe anyone in the neighborhood was specify targeted. This was something that started outside the neighborhood and was brought into it,” said Chief Lefeaux.

“This is such an isolated case for Brusly that from the police chief to the Brusly Mayor Scot Rhodes and his staff, it was an all hands on deck to get this case solved asap. Even now, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with Brusly PD and this type of criminal behavior will not be tolerated in our parish. We will find you, arrest you and prosecute you to the fullest extent to keep our neighborhoods and families safe,” said Major Simmers.

“You are not going to come into our subdivisions with your gang violence where kids are playing in ponds just a couple of feet,” said Clayton.

Clayton warned that they have “more cameras than Kellogg’s has cornflakes and we will find you” so to not bring the violence into West Baton Rouge Parish. “You ought to be able to go to your home and not worry about this craziness.”

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