CAPTURED: Man wanted in connection to fatal shooting on Aldrich Dr. turns himself in

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Pitcher was wanted by BRPD until he turned himself on Saturday, July 29 (Source: BRPD)
Pitcher was wanted by BRPD until he turned himself on Saturday, July 29 (Source: BRPD)


The man wanted by Baton Rouge Police Department in connection to the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old man has turned himself in.

A spokesman for BRPD said Jason Pitcher, 29, of Baton Rouge turned himself in to authorities while represented by an attorney. Pitcher was wanted by police in connection to the murder of Rodney Lee, 44, who was shot near his home in the 4600 block of Aldrich Dr. in the Valley Park area on Friday, around 4:30 p.m.

Police say investigators believe the shooting happened was a result of Pitcher accusing Lee of wanting to rob him.

According to the probable cause report, Pitcher saw Lee standing outside of the residence, asking Lee to come to his vehicle, which was a white Dodge truck.

When Lee refused, Pitched pulled out a handgun and started shooting at Lee, hitting him multiple times, the report says.

In addition to Lee being shot, police say a dog also received a gunshot wound, which was treated at a local veterinarian.

Authorities say Pitcher has been arrested on charges of second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and cruelty to animals.


One man is dead after a shooting on Aldrich Dr.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28 in the 4600 block of Aldrich Dr. in the Valley Park area. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital in critical condition. He died there later. No other details are available at this time.

We will continue to update the story with more information as we receive it.

Anyone with information on this case should call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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