Man charged in shootings that killed 3
BATON ROUGE — A plumbing company owner is accused of killing three men and shooting a fourth in a string of attacks that began in July in a rural area north of Baton Rouge and ended this week with the death of a Boy Scouts employee.
Authorities announced the arrest of Ryan Sharpe, 36, of Clinton, at a news conference late Wednesday. Sharpe was jailed in Baton Rouge on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
His alleged victims include a Brad DeFranceschi, a 48-year-old Scouts employee who was shot and killed Monday while he trimmed weeds in front of his house on Boy Scouts camp property in Clinton.