The Grand Jury of Caddo Parish returned eight indictments on Thursday, October 26, 2023.


Brandon Batiste, 29, of Shreveport, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These are in connection with the shooting death of John Henry Ruffin J., 41, and the wounding of another man outside a downtown Shreveport nightclub July 15, 2023.


Batiste was also indicted on two counts of aggravated battery, five counts of aggravated criminal property damage and illegal carrying of weapons, also on July 15, 2023.


Steven Darnell Davis, 46, of Shreveport, is charged with second-degree murder, four counts of attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm or carrying of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon and carrying of a firearm on school property. He is charged with the August 4, 2023 slaying of Bre’Anna Hall, who was shot multiple times while driving in the 1900 block of San Jacinto Street.


Kenavion Baker, 26, of Greenwood, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the July 5, 2023 slaying of Terry Morris. Morris, 20, was found in the trunk of a car involved in a police chase that ended in San Augustine County, Texas. The indictment also charges Baker with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and armed robbery by use of a firearm.


Baker also was indicted for aggravated assault with a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the events that day.


Three men also were indicted in connection with crimes of a sexual nature.


Demetrius Washington, 38, of Shreveport, is charged with first-degree rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery.


Calvin Johnson, 29, of Shreveport, is charged with first-degree rape.


Rodney Lowery, 59, of West Monroe, is charged with first-degree rape and two counts of sexual battery.


Due to the nature of the charges, the indictments for Washington, Johnson and Lowery were filed under seal, with no further details available.