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BRPD: Bystanders stole victim's backpack after fatal crash instead of lending aid

Jeanerette man killed was "avid photographer"
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Posted at 3:24 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 16:24:07-05

Baton Rouge Police are looking for a group of individuals who allegedly stole a fatal crash victim's backpack instead of lending aid.

The crash happened on the evening of January 25 on North Lobell Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

Police say two brothers were drag racing when one brother lost control of his vehicle, hitting his brother's car. Both went off the road and crashed into a utility pole and a nearby bicyclist before coming to a stop.

One brother, Christopher Brock, was killed in the crash, along with the bicyclist. Police have identified him as 24-year-old Deondrick Rudd of Jeanerette.

According to a Crime Stoppers post, Rudd was wearing a backpack at the time of the crash. Rudd was an avid photographer and it is believed he was carrying electronic and photographic equipment in his backpack.

During the crash, "the backpack landed in the roadway," read the post. "These individuals decide to steal the backpack instead of rendering aid to Rudd or the other victims."

Lattimore Brock was booked with two counts of vehicular homicide and a count each of driving while intoxicated, drag racing, failure to maintain control and reckless driving.

He has since been released.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 344-344-STOP.

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