BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A clash between rival football teams at a bachelor party at a men’s club in Baton Rouge ended in an alleged drive-by shootout on I-10.
According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred early Friday morning. Investigators say they were called shortly before 3 a.m. to LSU Lakes where the suspected suspect, 32-year-old Everett Beauchamp IV, was found in the vehicle allegedly involved in the incident.
Investigators learned that it all started at the Penthouse Club on Bennington Ave around 2 a.m.
“… Beauchamp was involved in a verbal, then physical altercation … with six men attending a bachelor party after one of the men at the party commented on the Florida Gators outfit Beauchamp was wearing. “, noted the officer. in the report. “Beauchamp picked up a stool at the entrance to the club’s valet service and attempted to assault the man, at which point he was overpowered by another party participant, in an attempt to defuse the situation.”
But they say the situation has not calmed down. On the contrary, it has become more heated.
“Beauchamp then indicated that he was going to get a weapon and headed for his vehicle, retrieving a handgun,” noted the officer. “The six victims who attended the bachelor party … fled the scene in their vehicle.”
They told police Beauchamp followed them in his vehicle to the highway. They would have gone out to Essen Ln.
“… at that time, Beauchamp tried to drive his vehicle into theirs”, explains the agent.
The vehicles then returned to the highway and at some point around the split Beauchamp is accused of firing his gun at their vehicle, hitting the tail light.
The victim allegedly wrote the license plate of the vehicle Beauchamp was driving, which is how officers found it at LSU lakes.
The report notes that Beauchamp appeared to be impaired and in possession of a handgun. They claim he admitted to consuming 9-10 beers.
He was arrested and charged with assault by gunshot while driving, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon, DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain control.
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