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Joshua White

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday and accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend after the two got into an argument the day after Christmas, according to police.

The victim, Tyree Jackson, 25, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds and died on New Years Eve. The shooting occurred in the 4600 block of Wells Street in Baton Rouge. Another man also received minor injuries.

Joshua White, 31, of 5725 Sumrall Drive, was captured Wednesday by the Louisiana Fugitive Task Force and arrested, Baton Rouge police said in a statement.

Baton Rouge police wrote in an arrest warrant that White had previously been in a volatile relationship with Jackson's current girlfriend and the two had a child together. Police said earlier in the day on Dec. 26, White had committed a home invasion of the girlfriend's house, which later resulted in an argument over the phone between him and Jackson. 

White made several threats during the phone conversation and then texted his brother asking for a "tool," which is slang for a firearm, according to the arrest warrant. He met his brother at Walmart to pick up the "tool."

Then he went to Wells Street and found Jackson and his friend inside a vehicle. White approached the car on foot and fired several shots into the driver's side window before fleeing the scene, police said.

White denied ever speaking with Jackson and being in the area of Wells Street around the time of the shooting. But police said his phone records contradicted that account. He was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.