Football gear clash at club ends with alleged drive-by shooting on I-10

Football gear clash at club ends with alleged drive-by shooting on I-10

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A clash between rival football teams during a bachelor party at a Baton Rouge gentleman's club ended with an alleged drive-by shooting on I-10.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened early Friday morning. Investigators say they were called out shortly before 3 a.m. to the LSU Lakes where the alleged suspect, Everett Beauchamp IV, 32, was found in the vehicle reportedly involved in the incident.

Investigators learned that it all started at The Penthouse Club on Bennington Ave at roughly 2 a.m.

"...Beauchamp became involved in a verbal altercation, then physical altercation...with six males who were attending a bachelor party after one of the males in the party commented on the Florida Gators attire that Beauchamp was wearing," the officer noted in the report. "Beauchamp picked up a stool at the valet entrance to the club and attempted to assault the male, at which time he was subdued by another party attendee, in an attempt to de-escalate the situation."

But they claim the situation did not de-escalate. Rather, it became more heated.

"Beauchamp then advised he was going to get a weapon and walked to his vehicle, retrieving a handgun," the officer noted. "The six victims that were attending the bachelor party...fled the scene in their vehicle."

They told police that Beauchamp followed them in his vehicle to the interstate. They allegedly exited at Essen Ln.

" which time Beauchamp attempted to ram his vehicle into theirs," says the officer.

The vehicles then got back onto the interstate and at some point around the split, Beauchamp is accused of firing his gun at their vehicle, hitting the taillight.

The victim reportedly wrote down the license plate to the vehicle Beauchamp was driving, which is how officers found him at the LSU Lakes.

The report notes that Beauchamp appeared impaired and was in possession of a handgun. They claim he admitted to consuming 9-10 beers.

He was arrested and charged with assault by drive-by shooting, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon, DWI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain control.

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