Bond set for suspect in drive-by shooting outside gentleman's club

Bond set for suspect in drive-by shooting outside gentleman's club

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A judge has set bond for a man arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting outside a gentlemen's club.

Officials said bond has been set at $42,000 for Everett Beauchamp IV, 32, who was found in the vehicle reportedly involved in the shooting.

They added the incident began as a clash between rival football teams during a bachelor party at The Penthouse Club on Bennington Avenue in Baton Rouge early Friday morning. Police arrested Beauchamp at the LSU Lakes just before 3 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 probable cause 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."

Investigators said instead of de-escalating, the situation became more heated.

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

According to the report, the six victims told police that Beauchamp followed them in his vehicle to the interstate. They allegedly exited at Essen Lane.  
" which time Beauchamp attempted to ram his vehicle into theirs," the officer stated in the report.

The vehicles then got back onto the interstate and at some point around the I-10/I-12 split, Beauchamp is accused of firing his gun at their vehicle, hitting the taillight.

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

The report noted Beauchamp appeared impaired and was in possession of a handgun. Officers reported that he admitted to consuming nine to 10 beers.

Beauchamp faces charges of 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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