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BRPD: Man surrenders in deadly shooting

3 years 9 months 5 days ago August 20, 2013 Aug 20, 2013 Tuesday, August 20 2013 August 20, 2013 4:31 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he surrendered to murder charges for a shooting earlier this month on La Annie Drive.

Cpl. Don Coppola said Reginald Pickett Jr., 19, turned himself in to detectives around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators accused him of killing Lezell James, 17, in a shooting just after midnight on Aug. 1.

Police said they were initially called for a reports of shots in the area, and found James with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Officers booked Pickett into the parish jail on charges of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.


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