ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Baton Rouge has been extradited to Louisiana from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Daily Mining Gazette in Houghton reports that Mason Chiapuzio was turned over Monday to law enforcement officials from Louisiana.
Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala says Chiapuzio was arrested in May in Gogebic County by Michigan State Police on an open murder warrant. Chiapuzio had been held in the Ontonagon County Jail while fighting extradition.
Chiapuzio has relatives in Gogebic County in the U.P.’s far northwest corner.
The Advocate reported that in April 2012, 29-year-old Brandon Harris was found shot to death in his Baton Rouge driveway. Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said robbery appeared to be the motive.
Baton Rouge police arrested three others in May.