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Arrest made in fatal shooting on McClelland Drive

Gevartise Armstead
Gevartise Armstead(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 12:45 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 3:21 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

Authorities say Devonte Long, 20, of Baton Rouge, died after being shot in the 5300 block of McClelland Drive around 11:19 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2021.

Investigators say Long was shot after being in a verbal altercation with Gervartise Armstead, 27, of Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died during a shooting on St. Gerard Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 26.

Baton Rouge police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Armstead on Jan. 12 in connection with Long’s death, officials say.

Armestead was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charges of second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.

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