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Police identify suspect in high school coach's death

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 18 2014 Nov 18, 2014 November 18, 2014 5:49 PM November 18, 2014 in News
Source: BRPD
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Police have identified a man they believe was involved in a shooting over the weekend that killed a West St. John High School coach.

Kendrick Cloud, 25, is wanted in connection with the murder of Juan Joseph.

Joseph, 27, was shot and killed outside of a club on Bennington Avenue over the weekend. Joseph was a football coach at West Saint John High School, which recently made it to the playoffs under his leadership.

While Joseph and his friends were leaving, police say they got into a verbal altercation with two other individuals who were in a car.

"The driver pulled out a gun pointing it at two of the friends in which the passenger got into it with Joseph," said L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge police. "He pulled out a gun and shot him thus killing him."

WBRZ has learned that the victim, Joseph, was the brother of former Southern University quarterback Dray Joseph. A source close to the situation says Joseph played college football at Millsaps College. Students and faculty members of West St. John High gathered at the school on Sunday to pray and honor the coach who's personality had a big influence on his player off and on the field. Grief counselors were at the school on Monday to help students cope with the loss.

Anyone with any information about Cloud's location should contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225)389-4869.



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