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Suspected shooter arrested after deadly set-up on LA 1 last week

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 September 18, 2018 11:15 AM September 18, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
Jaquel Smith and Larry Grant

UPDATE: Police say they arrested the person suspected of shooting and killing Travis Washington.

The Plaquemine police chief says Darrius Washington has been arrested and will be charged in the deadly shooting.

Authorities have yet to reveal a possible motive in the shooting or what relationship the suspect may have had with the victim.

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PLAQUEMINE - Authorities say a man is dead after he was set up to be killed while driving on a highway in Iberville Parish last week.

Plaquemine Police responded to a reported crash on LA 1 around 10 p.m. Wednesday. There, first responders found the driver, Travis Washington, had been shot. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators would later piece together details from crash which led them to believe that Washington was shot by a passenger in a pre-orchestrated killing.

Two people, identified as Jaquel Smith and Larry Grant, have been arrested for their alleged roles in the shooting. Police say Smith, another passenger in the car at the time, helped set up the attack. Grant is accused of helping the shooter get away. 

Authorities are working to identify the killer, who is still on the loose.

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