Three 19-Year-Olds Fatally Shoot Woman “Due To Give Birth In Several Days” In Case Of Mistaken Identity

Three Louisiana men are now in police custody after fatally shooting a pregnant woman in a case of mistaken identity, Law And Crime reports.

On April 16th, at around 12:30 A.M., 36-year-old Kerisha Johnson arrived to a home in North Carrollton to pick up friends from a house party. As she pulled up, three men who were crouching across the street began shooting at her white sedan. After Johnson was struck, the shooters fled the scene.

When police and EMTs arrived, Johnson was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds while still inside her vehicle. Sources say she was due to give birth within a few days. Multiple witnesses identified the shooters, who were then located and brought in for questioning. According to police documents, each of the three men told detectives that they mistook Johnson’s car for another that had driven by and fired multiple shots into the air as it passed the party earlier in the night.

“It was just senseless,” said Deanna Williams, Johnson’s childhood friend. “She was an innocent person.”

Marques Porch, Gregory Parker, and Derrick Curry, who are all 19-years-old, were arrested and each charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree feticide. Porch, a corrections officer for the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the owner of the car the suspects used to flee the shooting, admitted to providing Parker and Curry with the firearms used for killing Johnson. The trio is now being held at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without bond.

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