UPDATE: Suspect charged with two murders in Baton Rouge

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UPDATE: Kenneth Gleason  is now charged with two counts of first degree murder for the killings of two black men last week in Baton Rouge. 

Gleason was arrested over the weekend on a separate drug charge. He bonded out of jail on Monday. 

The first of the two shootings killed Bruce Cofield last Tuesday. Two nights later, Donald Smart was fatally shot.

ORIGINAL: The person of interest in connection to two fatal shootings has been released on a $3,500 dollar bail.

23-year-old Kenneth Gleason is being investigated for the two slayings on Florida Boulevard and Alaska Street that occurred last week. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shootings were within five miles of each other. 

Gleason, however, was arrested for unrelated drug charges. Nine grams of marijuana was found inside his home after detectives performed a search warrant. They also found human growth hormones to which Gleason claimed ownership to.

According to Sgt. Don Coppola, Gleason is still considered a person of interest.

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