Keithdrick Pier (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
said the man who was shot at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair late
Saturday night and the suspected shooter has been arrested.
Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Darius Scott,
20, of Baton Rouge.
Hicks, a spokesperson for EBRSO, said witnesses identified the shooter as
Keithdrick Pier, 18, of Baton Rouge. Pier was taken into custody at the scene
and later booked on a charge of second-degree murder.
said the shooting happened on the midway of the fairgrounds around 11:30 p.m.
after an argument. Scott was rushed to an area hospital and later
from the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair released a statement about the
"We are deeply saddened by the events of last
night. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of
the victim. It is a shame that the actions of one individual can affect the
lives of thousands of people at one time. The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
has a basic emergency plan in place, which was activated and worked in
conjunction with the Deputy Sheriff's on site, to get the people out of the
grounds and off site. These plans are always under review to see what
improvements can be made and we will be doing that review in the immediate
future… We are committed to bringing quality family oriented entertainment to
the Baton Rouge area and will not let the actions of one individual change that
commitment. The 2014 Fair has been scheduled for Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 for some
time and will happen."