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Suspect surrenders in family shooting

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago July 29, 2013 Jul 29, 2013 Monday, July 29 2013 July 29, 2013 12:12 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police said a man wanted on suspicion of shooting and killing his brother-in-law turned himself in to authorities today.

Cpl. Don Coppola said Derrick Bland, 48, surrendered at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in connection with the shooting death of James Stockton, 40, outside the victim's apartment on North Lobdell.

Investigators said Bland got into an argument with Stockton during a family party Sunday night and was asked to leave. They said as he and his family were leaving, Bland shot Stockton multiple times and fled the scene on foot.

Detectives said they were still questioning Bland, and that he would be booked on second degree murder charges.


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