Gerald McDowell (Source: BRPD)

Brother charged with shooting, killing sister and injuring another sister

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing one sister and badly injuring another.

Gerald McDowell, 29, got into a verbal altercation during a family gathering on Geronimo St. on April 24, BRPD says. During that fight, Gerald allegedly grabbed a shotgun and shot and killed his sister Kevineisha McDowell, 18. Sources say that his other sister, a 27-year-old who has not yet been identified, was the other woman shot during the altercation. She’s now listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

Kevineisha was reportedly trying to break up the fight when she was shot in the head. She died at the scene. The other sister was reportedly shot multiple times.

Gerald McDowell (Source: BRPD)

Sources say that Gerald fled the scene before police arrived. He’s been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

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