Ruston woman arrested in connection to Monroe murder

A Ruston woman was arrested and charged with involvement in a homicide Sunday in Monroe.

Nakeya Shelia Baker, 18, of Ruston was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Monday and charged with criminal conspiracy.

According to Monroe Police, officers investigated a homicide Sunday on State Street in southeast Monroe. The investigation revealed Baker drove her girlfriend to Monroe from Ruston after her girlfriend received a call from her mother that she had been battered.

Video footage from the Fast Stop on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (U.S. 165) showed Baker arrived with an unknown man in a white four-door vehicle. The man entered the store, approached the victim, and knocked him down. The suspect then went to the convenience store door and waved for Baker to come in.

According to a MPD incident report, Baker entered the store and looked at the victim lying on the floor. Baker and the man then casually walked out of the store, leaving in the white vehicle in the direction of the victim’s residence.

As the victim walked to his residence on State Street, shots were fired and the victim was struck causing his death, according to MPD. According to a witness account at the time of the shooting, a white four door vehicle was parked in front of the victim’s residence. The witness also saw the man enter the vehicle and flee the area.

When investigators questioned Baker about the shooting, she allegedly laughed and smirked and refused to identify the shooting suspect. She was arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder.

Baker’s bail was set at $25,000 and the case remains under investigation.