Man arrested in killing at Baton Rouge Fairgrounds - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man arrested in killing at Baton Rouge Fairgrounds

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested after an argument at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department says 18-year-old Keithdrick Pier is charged with second-degree murder.

Pier is accused of killing 20-year-old Darrius Scott after an argument at the fairgrounds. The sheriff's department says in a news release that officers closed the fair and evacuated the fairgrounds after the shooting, which took place about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

It was not immediately clear whether Pier has an attorney. Jail records show no bond was set immediately.

The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair started Oct. 24 and ends Sunday.

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