A dispute over a poster advertising a party led to a shooting that left one man dead and three others in custody, the cityâs police chief said Wednesday.
Richard Devon Phillips, 20, was killed Tuesday night and three men, including the suspected shooter, were arrested Wednesday, Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said at a news conference.
MacArthur Johnson, 19, of 740 S. 17th St., Baton Rouge, aka 22 Savage, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of second-degree murder in Phillips' death, Knaps said.
The shooting occurred outside a small grocery store in the 3300 block of Baker Boulevard near West Azalea Avenue. Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between Phillips and Johnson and his brother over a poster advertising a party, the chief said. He did not provide details of why the three were at odds over the poster, but said several of those involved in the incident were rappers and may have been performing at the party.
Johnson maintains several highly popular social network profiles, including his Instagram account under the username "GirlHeFunny" and profile name "Growing up Black", which has over 90,000 followers. His Twitter account of the same name has over 26,000 followers.