WBR deputy fired after arrest for murder and feticide

PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office fired a WBR deputy after he was arrested over the weekend accused of shooting & killing a pregnant woman and her unborn baby.

The shooting was around 12:30am on Sunday, April 16th on N. Carrollton Ave. Kerisha Johnson, 36, was attempting to pick up a friend from a party when dozens of shots were fired.

READ: Three arrested after shooting death of pregnant woman in BR

Johnson and her unborn baby died in her vehicle. Johnson was due any day with her baby.

A second person was also shot and called for help from about half a mile from the original scene. They were taken to a hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Baton Rouge Police did arrest three 19-yr-olds in connection to the double shooting and Johnson’s murder.

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

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

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.”

Marques Porch

Porch was a full-time corrections deputy with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office from June-Nov. 2022. He parted ways from WBRSO to work elsewhere but then returned to the WBRSO corrections part-time in Feb. 2023 till his termination.

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