BATON ROUGE, LA – The 2-year-old son of a New Roads Police Department officer was shot and killed on October 15th, according to officials.
Police say that the man now in custody for the child’s murder was involved in numerous violent incidents around the time of the child’s murder – and reportedly even kidnapped a 9-year-old family member during the crime spree.
Authorities announced that they’d arrested 41-year-old Kendrick Myles for allegedly being involved in a series of different crimes that spanned from the evening of October 15th to the early morning hours of October 16th.
Currently, Myles has been charged with first degree murder, six counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, three counts of illegal use of a weapon, three counts of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, home invasion, and being a fugitive from the Baton Rouge Fire Department linked to an arson investigation.
Baton Rouge Chief Murphy Paul stated the crime spree allegedly committed by Myles started at about 8:00 p.m. on October 15th.
Police were called out to a shooting that took place on 3637 Osceola Street, where a male victim had reportedly suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound from a family member.
The victim in that case identified the shooter as Myles.
While detectives were actively working that shooting incident, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were also investigating a kidnapping of a 9-year-old child that happened around 9:00 p.m. that evening.
Reportedly, that child is related to Myles.
Not long after sheriff’s office were looking into the kidnapping case, Myles allegedly opened fire at a residence located on 6095 W. Upland Avenue.
That was when 2-year-old Azariah Thomas was fatally shot.
His father, Vince Hutchinson, is a police officer with the New Roads Police Department. There are currently no details out on whether this was a targeted attack or not.