Suspect linked to killing arrested locally

Published 12:10 am Saturday, November 7, 2015

LAPLACE — A Baton Rouge man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting was arrested Tuesday in Reserve by St. John Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dontae Roy

Dontae Roy

“Deputies arrested Dontae Roy without incident and booked him on the fugitive warrant from Lafayette,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said.

Lafayette Police said officers responded Aug. 24 to a shooting on Duval Street. According to witnesses, the victim was inside of his residence when there was a knock at his door. The victim answered the door, where another man confronted him. The two began to argue, at which time the visitor produced a gun and shot the victim one time.

The shooter fled the area on foot. The victim died from his injuries at a Lafayette  hospital.

The victim was identified as Christopher J. Isaac, 51, of Lafayette.

Roy, 34, had a fugitive warrant listing him as a principal to first degree murder.

While not releasing information about Roy’s exact involvement in the case, Tregre said principal to first degree murder means someone didn’t actually commit the crime but had some involvement that either aided or assisted in the commission of the crime.

St. John deputies from Special Operations and Narcotics located Roy at a residence in the 200 block of Chad B. Baker St. in Reserve.

“Our units got together and did a thorough search for him based on a tip,” Tregre said.

“It was good work by the officers, and we want to thank the person who gave us the tip.”

Sgt. Dane Clement said that as of press time Friday morning Roy was being held in St. John the Baptist Parish, and deputies are waiting to hear from Lafayette authorities concerning transfer.

— By Raquel Derganz Baker