Arrest made after man shot and killed at Baton Rouge motel

Shades Motel on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
Shades Motel on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Bond has been set at $350,000 for the man accused of killing another man at a Baton Rouge motel.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department announced Friday, March 30 that they arrested Dedrick Butler, 22, of Denham Springs, in connection with the shooting death of Darrel Berryman, 28.

According to the probable cause report, the shooting happened at the Shades Motel on Airline Highway on Monday, March 26 at 1:15 a.m.

Video surveillance shows a man getting out of a car located in the parking lot of the motel. That person then goes into the motel where the victim was located.

After several minutes, one shot is fired inside the motel room.

The victim reportedly walked out of the motel and collapsed outside.

"The suspect calmly walked out of the motel room and fled the scene in the black four door vehicle," states the report.

Butler was later identified as a suspect. During questioning, he denied shooting the victim.

Detectives believe they have enough evidence and they charged Butler with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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