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Prosecutors drop murder charge against man accused in shooting death of high school football coach

Lemark Cloud (Source: EBRSO) Lemark Cloud (Source: EBRSO)
Juan Joseph (Source: WAFB) Juan Joseph (Source: WAFB)

Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped a murder charge against a man accused in the 2014 shooting death of a high school football coach. 

Prosecutors acknowledged that Lemark Cloud, 27, is not the man who shot and killed Juan Joseph, 27, of Edgard, outside a nightclub on Bennington Avenue on Nov. 15, 2014. 

Officials said he now faces charges of accessory to second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He was initially charged with principal to second-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Originally, the district attorney's office charged Cloud's cousin, Kendric Cloud, in connection with the case, but a grand jury did not take any action against him in March 2015. 

District Attorney Hillar Moore said Kendrick Cloud is no longer being investigated, but added that another person is being looked at as the alleged shooter. 

Joseph was the quarterbacks coach at West St. John High School. He was the father of a daughter, had a second child on the way and was the brother of former Southern quarterback Dray Joseph. 

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