New Details in Capital Heights Manhunt; police followed suspects in a high-speed chase

BATON ROUGE — An 18-year-old and two 19-year-olds were arrested after a manhunt led Baton Rouge police around town early in the morning of May 6.

Officers received a call from a man saying shots were being fired at him, but he didn’t know why, according to police reports. The man said the three subjects were in a “white or gray Nissan Altima or Maxima.”

The Baton Rouge Police Department knew that a white Nissan Altima had been taken in an armed robbery the previous night.

When BRPD arrived at the scene where the shots were reported, officers saw the Altima speeding down Cedarcrest Avenue. Police followed the Altima, trying to catch up with it and confirm the license plate, until the chase reached I-10 eastbound. The pursuit reached speeds of 120 mph.

The Altima exited I-10 at College Drive. The driver lost control of the car and left the roadway at the intersection of Glenmore Avenue and Claycut Road. Three subjects fled the vehicle on foot and police established a perimeter to begin the manhunt.

Kyree Buchanan, Deantwan Brown and Kerry Thomas were arrested and incarcerated at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting an officer, fleeing an officer and obstructing justice .