Deputies arrest suspect in shooting death of Zachary man, another on drug charges

Deputies arrest suspect in shooting death of Zachary man, another on drug charges

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects after a man was shot and killed in Zachary.

Detectives were called out around 3 p.m. Wednesday regarding a man with a gunshot wound who was walking down Ligon Road.

Deputies say 20-year-old Derrick Coates, of Zachary, was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

During their investigation, detectives were able to determine that the shooting happened in the 400 block of East Flonacher Road. While executed a search warrant of the house, they found a large quantity of suspected marijuana and crack. According to EBRSO, the drugs were packaged individually, which suggested illegal narcotics distribution.

Reggie Jackson, 21, who lived in the house, was charged with distribution and manufacturing of Schedule I drugs and distribution and manufacturing of Schedule II drugs.

Deputies also arrested a 13-year old on charges of negligent homicide and illegal use of a weapon.

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