Joseph Profit dies in fatal Baton Rouge shooting

Fatal Baton Rouge shooting death of Joseph Profit – Obituary

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a tragic double shooting unfolded, leaving two individuals dead, as arrest documents shed light on a suspect’s motive. Derrick Coleman, a 37-year-old man, now faces charges of two counts of first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

The harrowing incident occurred on Tuesday, June 27, along Townsley Street, near Scenic Highway, according to authorities.

Joseph Profit, aged 48, tragically lost his life after being shot multiple times at the scene. Another victim, Robin Hayes, aged 52, was rushed to a hospital but, unfortunately, succumbed to the injuries later.

The arrest documents have revealed a distressing motive behind the double shooting. Derrick Coleman harbored a belief that Joseph Profit was responsible for a prior fatal shooting that occurred just an hour before the incident on Avenue J. Shockingly, the documents reveal that the earlier victim of the Avenue J shooting was none other than Coleman’s own father, Derrick Thomas.

Body camera footage from the Avenue J shooting further substantiated Coleman’s emotional turmoil following his father’s death. In the footage, Coleman is visibly consumed by rage.

Remarkably, the arrest documents also note that Coleman was wearing blue gym shorts and a white t-shirt both during the Avenue J incident and the subsequent double shooting on Townsley Street.

Authorities are appealing to the public for assistance in the investigation. Anyone with information pertinent to the case is urged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at (225) 389-4869 or the Capital Region Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.