May 27, 2013, Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation
Date: May 27, 2013
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested two subjects in connection with the homicide of a sixteen year old boy late Saturday night. Detectives arrested Ali Batiste, 19, and Aaron Gregoire, 19, both of LaPlace.
Ali Batiste was arrested and booked with second degree murder. No bond had been set for Batiste.
Aaron Gregoire was arrested and booked with accessory after the fact to second degree murder. Gregoire’s bond is $500,000.
Release May 26, 2013 --
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 11:19 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a residence on Amy Drive in LaPlace to clear party goers from a large party. As deputies dealt with the crowd control, they heard gunshots. Several houses down from the party, deputies located a 16 year old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to River Parish Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim was identified as Kyrian Gray, 16, from Reserve. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident can call Crimestoppers and submit an anonymous tip to qualify for the cash reward. Callers with information do not have to testify in court and will be issued a tip number to be identified for the potential reward. The homicide is the 10th homicide in St. John the Baptist Parish in 2013.