Fairfields Avenue shooting suspect

Shawn Byrd, 23

A 23-year-old man accused of fatally shooting Delveckeo Jackson earlier this month has been arrested, booking records show.

Shawn Byrd, of 1540 N. 44th St., was booked on one count of second-degree murder after an investigation connected him to the shooting. 

Jackson, 42, was found dead from gunshot wounds outside his childhood home on Fairfields Avenue on Nov. 1.

Investigators say Jackson had left a convenience store on North Foster Drive minutes before he was killed.

Surveillance footage showed Byrd and Jackson in a verbal altercation at the store, authorities said. During the argument, Byrd can be seen entering the store and brandishing a weapon, according to booking documents.

Police say an anonymous tip identified Byrd as the shooter, and investigators believe he is the same person captured on video during the incident.

Byrd was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday.

A close friend says Jackson had been struggling with drug addiction, but was determined to turn his life around when he was shot and killed.

"He was not perfect but he was trying to get it together," Jackson's friend said. "He never got the chance."