A murder suspect out of Baton Rouge is reportedly dead after leading police on a chase on I-10 in Harrison County on the Mississippi Coast.
30-year-old Eric Derell Smith was accused of killing two people in East Baton Rouge this morning before fleeing the scene with a 4-month-old baby in the car. According to WLOX’s Andrés Fuentes, Smith was firing shots at police while holding the baby at one point after the chase crossed into Mississippi.
Here’s a video we received showing the chase just before it ended on I-10 ended in Harrison County: pic.twitter.com/tJLCU5bPDb
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Fuentes goes on to report that Smith is dead but it’s unclear how he died at this time. The child is reportedly in stable condition at a local hospital.
A post from the EBRSO identified the murder victims as Smith’s ex-girlfriend 32-year-old Christin Parker and her 26-year-old nephew Brandon Parker
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.