Victim dies weeks after road rage shooting on North Blvd.; suspect’s charges upgraded

The victim of a road rage shooting on Nov. 17 died from his injuries on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and charges have been upgraded against the suspect.
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 4:06 PM CST|Updated: 18 hours ago
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The victim of a road rage shooting on Nov. 17 died from his injuries on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and charges have been upgraded against the suspect, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

BRPD identified the victim as Curtis Trusclair, 31.

Police said Darrel Jupiter, 46, was arrested in connection with the shooting. He was initially booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon with a firearm, and illegal use of a weapon. He is now charged with second-degree murder.

Darrel Jupiter
Darrel Jupiter(Baton Rouge Police Department)

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting happened in the 4200 block of North Boulevard, near S. Leo Street, around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Police said Trusclair was not involved in the crash but was called to the scene by one of the drivers involved in it. Investigators added Jupiter, the driver of the other car involved in the crash, got upset and started shooting, hitting Trusclair multiple times.

Emergency officials are responding to reports of a shooting on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17.

Police said responding officers were able to apprehend Jupiter shortly after he ran away from the scene.

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