Plaq. man dies of gunshot wound after BR drug deal

Deidre Cruse

Colt Anthony Rivet, 26, of Plaquemine was shot in the back Saturday night as he and his friends drove away from a problematic drug deal, the Baton Rouge Police reported.

Baton Rouge detectives have sworn out a first-degree murder warrant for the arrest of Marlon Jackson, 33, of 1866 Arizona Street, Baton Rouge, according to Lt. Charles Armstrong.

Armstrong said in a news release that Rivet and two others attempted to buy narcotics in the 200 block of West Polk Street in Baton Rouge. They did not have enough money to buy the drugs and were driving away when the alleged dealer shot at their vehicle, the lieutenant said.

Sgt. Don Kelly told the POST/SOUTH that Rivet was shot once in the back and that his friends drove him to a police precinct on Highland Road just after 10 p.m.

Emergency medical technicians were already at the precinct to treat a prisoner there, so Rivet received immediate medical attention, Kelly said.

Rivet was transferred to Baton Rouge General Hospital, where he died a short time later, the sergeant said.

Baton Rouge detectives are asking anyone knowing Jackson’s whereabouts to call Baton Rouge Police Department Homicide at (225) 389-4869.