Fourth arrest made in killing of pregnant woman, charges upgraded on previous arrests

Desmond Robinson (Source: EBRPP)

BATON ROUGE — A 19-yr-old was arrested Tuesday making him the fourth arrest in connection to a pregnant woman’s shooting death on April 16th.

Desmond Robinson has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree feticide. Three others were arrested last week in connection to the deadly shooting, including a now fired West Baton Rouge deputy.

Kerisha Johnson, nine-months pregnant with a baby boy, was shot and killed on April 16 around 12:30 a.m. on N. Carrollton Ave. off N. Ardenwood Dr. and Renoir Ave.

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Kerisha Johnson, shot & killed while picking up her daughter April 16

Johnson was there to pick up her daughter from a party on N. Carrollton Ave. Instead, she was killed when her vehicle was mistaken to be someone else’s car. That vehicle had earlier been around the scene and someone inside fired off a shot, sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran.

When Johnson showed up to pick up her daughter, her vehicle was mistaken for the car earlier whose occupant fired a round. It’s when multiple people allegedly opened fire killing Johnson and her unborn baby immediately.

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.

Johnson’s funeral is set for April 29th.

Marques Porch, 19, Gregory Parker, 19, and Derrick Curry, 19, were all arrested and charged with second degree murder and first degree feticide last week. Since then, their charged have been upgraded.

Porch had been a WBR Sheriff’s deputy since 2022 until he was fired on April 16th after his arrest. WBRSO confirmed “Marques Porch was immediately terminated upon notification of his arrest.”

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

Charges on all three men were upgraded from first-degree feticide to first-degree murder.

First-degree feticide is the killing of an unborn child while first-degree murder is the killing of a human being. The upgraded charge may be due to the fact that Johnson was to give birth any day to her baby boy.

All three men are being held without bond.

A bond, if any, has not been determined on Robinson at this time, the most recent arrest.

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