WANTED: Suspect accused of robbing victim before Jan. shooting at Taco Bell near LSU
BATON ROUGE - Authorities are attempting to identify a suspect accused of robbing an individual who was involved in a shooting after a fight broke out at a Taco Bell near LSU last month.
The incident happened at the location on Burbank Drive on Jan. 21. Investigators believe while the victim was involved in a fight inside, the suspect exited the business and burglarized the victim's vehicle. Police say the suspect then fled the area in a dark-colored compact vehicle.
After the attack, the victim left the business and armed himself with a gun. Once back inside, a man identified as Derrick Ricard, opened fire. The victim shot back and injured Ricard.
Authorities said Ricard targeted the victim due to an ongoing dispute. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, and illegal use of weapons.
Police didn't say if the unidentified man who burglarized the vehicle was involved in the fight. Anyone with any information on the identity of the suspect can call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.