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Dedrick Butler

A suspect was arrested in the Monday fatal shooting that left one person dead at an Airline Highway motel in Baton Rouge, police announced Friday.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Dedrick Butler, 22, was arrested Friday morning. 

Butler, of 527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Denham Springs, was booked into Parish Prison on the following counts: second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. 


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