A Louisiana man in connection with active warrants was charged with involvement in a separate shooting that wounded five people, including two children.
Easton Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that 21-year-old Miyoshi Terry Edwards was arrested after investigators tracked down the rental cars used to shoot his girlfriend, Edwards.
The deputies said that the shooting left two adults and two young children with gunshot wounds. The group was driving to an apartment complex in Baton Rouge when they were called by two suspects in another vehicle, according to the reservation documents obtained by the lawyer. The motive for the shooting was not fired immediately.
Representatives said that video surveillance near the scene of the shooting identified the rental car belonging to Edwards’ girlfriend in Tikvau, a city 52 miles (84 km) east of Baton Rouge.
The additional investigation linked Edwards with a April 6 shooting. In that incident, the authorities said that Edwards shot three people, wounding one person. Investigators said that Edwards had an ongoing conflict with the victims.
Representatives said Edwards had active arrest warrants through the Baton Rouge Police Department on charges of aggravated assault and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
The Advocate newspaper reported that he was out of bond after being arrested in December 2019 on charges of attempted first-degree murder. He has now been charged with several counts of attempted murder in the April and July shootings.
It is unclear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.