The Thursday night led to an overnight crime spree leaving a 2-year-old Louisiana child dead. The incident took place on the kidnapping night after a suspect randomly began firing into a house where the boy was stationed, according to The Advocated reports.
After a standoff with the police that later followed an attempt, that turned out to be unsuccessful, of rescuing the kidnapped 9-year-old boy by a relative, Kendrick Myles, 41, was arrested just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
In the death of 2-year-old Azariah Thomas, Myles has been charged with first-degree murder, with six counts of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second degree murder, three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of illegal use of a weapon, and home invasion. According to WAFB, all of these have been imposed by the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Moreover, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has also charged Myles with kidnapping as he was involved in kidnapping his 9-year-old nephew, whom he later took to another house. According to the Sheriff’s Office Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr., he got into a serious fight with people inside and then ended up shooting someone in the hand.
The person later identified Myles as the shooter and also confirmed that he was a relative. This all made an easy route for the police as they realized he was also the suspect they were already investigating in the kidnapping.