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Man shot to death at family gathering

Earl Cosey Jr. (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office) Earl Cosey Jr. (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)
Sheddrick Diggs Jr. Sheddrick Diggs Jr.
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

A Baker man was shot to death Friday afternoon after trying to intervene in an argument at a family gathering.

According to reports, Earl Cosey Jr., 45, and his wife started arguing during a party at their Prairieville home.  Cosey left and returned with a gun and continued arguing with his wife.  He left a second time and returned again.

Investigators say Sheddrick Diggs Jr., 39, tried to diffuse the situation and asked Cosey for the gun, at which point Cosey shot and killed Diggs.

Cosey was later arrested after leading deputies on a chase from LA 42 to Airline Highway.

Cosey has been charged with second degree murder.

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