Funeral arrangements set for pregnant woman killed as mistaken identity

BATON ROUGE – Kerisha Johnson, a pregnant woman, thought she was going to pick up her daughter from a party. Instead, she was killed when her vehicle was mistaken to be someone else and three people allegedly opened fire.

Johnson, 36, and her 9-month-old baby boy were shot and killed on April 16 around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on N. Carrollton Ave. That’s off N. Ardenwood Dr. and Renoir Ave.

Funeral services for Johnson will be held Saturday, April 29 at Bethany Church-North in Baker, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Deputy Kevin Johnson with the Southern University Police Department.

The viewing will be held 9-11 a.m. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Winnfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Officials say Johnson was pregnant and was shot while attempting to pick up her daughter from a party near N. Carrolton Ave.

That’s why the three accused allegedly opened fire on the vehicle, in turn killing the pregnant woman and her 9-month unborn baby. She was due any day with her baby. She died at the scene, police said.

According to the coroner’s office, Johnson’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and right leg. The manner of death was a homicide. The unborn child died because Johnson died.

Marques Porch, 19, Gregory Parker, 19, and Derrick Curry, 19, were all arrested and charged with second degree murder and first degree feticide.

All three arrested have bond holds on them given their charges so no bond will be issued.

Derrick Curry (left), Gregory Parker (center) and Marques Porch (right)

Police reportedly found several shell casings on the scene. Sources say two vehicles were sprayed with bullets. Spent shell casings were found around Johnson’s vehicle, sources said.

Unfiltered with Kiran has learned that a second victim was shot in the leg. They were able to make it about a half mile away and called for help. They were transported to the hospital.

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