Murder suspect leads police on chase that ended with crash

UPDATE:

Kirkpatrick Franklin, 52, has been released from the hospital now and charged with second degree murder. He’s accused of leading police on a chase Thursday when officers went to arrest him in connection to a murder on Bradley St. Sunday night.

Kirkpatrick Franklin, 52

ORIGINAL:

A police chase ended in a crash with a murder suspect now at a hospital and in police custody.

BRPD’s Special Response Unit including the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force were tipped off about a possible murder suspect’s location.

Officers spotted him the suspect, who is wanted in connection to a shooting on Bradley St. over the weekend in Baton Rouge.

Instead, the suspect fled leading agencies on a short chase down Florida Blvd. around 2pm.

Police say when the suspect tried to turn, he crashed into the black vehicle at the intersection of N. 36th & North streets.

He and the victims of the black vehicle, were all taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Once he’s able to be released, the suspect will be booked into parish prison. His name was not provided just yet.

It was around 11:30pm on Sunday, July 31st, when three people were shot on Bradley St. One person, Albert Hawkins, 21, died from his injuries.

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