Football player accused of shooting two with stolen rifle

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a football player, Jarrius Snearl, in connection to a double shooting on Maplewood Dr. on Wednesday, Dec. 28th.

Snearl, 20, is accused of shooting a 16-yr-old and 25-yr-old in a drive-by shooting as the two were outside their own yard. He’s now facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder along with multiple other charges.

Deputies say Snearl drove by the home on Maplewood Dr. in a white Nissan Altima with an assault rifle and shot at the two multiple times. Both people were hit in their lower extremities and transported themselves to a hospital. Both had non-life threatening injuries and are expected to survive.

Deputies said after the shooting, Snearl left the area driving at a high rate of speed in a highly populated neighborhood before crashing the car into an unoccupied, parked vehicle.

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As deputies were responding to the shooting scene, they said they witnessed Snearl get out of the white Altima, “disassembling the license plate off of the trunk of the car while armed with an assault rifle.” Snearl is accused of then fleeing the area after he tossed out the license plate and the rifle. He was caught after a short foot pursuit.

Deputies said they found multiple shell casings on the shooting scene that matched the caliber of the assault rifle Snearl was seen exiting the vehicle with. Plus, officials say that assault rifle was reported stolen by the Baytown Police Dept. in Texas, right outside of Houston.

After Snearl was arrested, he confessed to driving the Altima, wrecking the car and fleeing from officers but he denied shooting anyone.

The 20-yr-old was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder charged, hit & run, illegal possession of stolen things, aggravated flight from an officer and obstruction of justice.

Snearl played football at Brusly High & Port Allen High in West Baton Rouge Parish and switched to Glen Oaks High. He started as a Panther at Glen Oaks his junior year earning a name for himself. Snearl graduated in 2021.

He did have offers from colleges to play football. It’s unclear whether he was currently enrolled in a football program at any college.

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