Man arrested in killing at Baton Rouge Fairgrounds

Published: Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM CST
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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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