BRPD investigates suicide of MS man found in stolen car

BRPD investigates suicide of MS man found in stolen car

POSTED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:55pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:50pm

Baton Rouge Police Detectives have identified the individual who shot himself in a Taco Bell parking lot on Wednesday as Jeremy Damarol Anderson, 28, of Gulfport, MS.

Around 10:49 a.m. officers tried to stop a silver colored Ford F-150 pickup truck for following too close to another vehicle, while heading west on I-12 near the Millerville area.

Anderson was driving the truck and refused to stop as he continued westbound. Although he did not stop, he did not try to flee at a high rate of speed.

As officers continued trying to get the vehicle pulled over, they learned that the vehicle was reported stolen through Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Anderson then exited the interstate onto Sherwood Forest Blvd and pulled into the parking lot of the Taco Bell, 2313 S. Sherwood Forest as Patrol Units followed.

Patrol Officers then heard a single gunshot just before the vehicle jumped a curb and struck a tree.

Anderson was alone in the vehicle, unresponsive from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

There are no motives at this time for Anderson’s suicide. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869. 

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