FBI may step in to help BRPD with gas station investigation

Posted: May 14, 2013 10:29 PM CDT

Updated: May 14, 2013 10:54 PM CDT

Kiran Chawla


The FBI could step in to help Baton Rouge Police with an alleged fight at a gas station with three black suspects and a white family.

It’s a story that’s grabbed national attention with cries for justice on social networks.

The face of the 41-year-old victim from Sunday night’s argument shows a broken nose, a broken eye socket and cuts to the face. It happened at the Chevron Gas Station on Scenic Highway off Plank Road.

The family does not want their names or identity released just yet, but he did tell WAFB’s Kiran Chawla on the phone what happened Sunday around 9:30 p.m. The family of four was heading home, they needed gas so they stopped.

The man said me the credit card reader did not work at the pump, so he went up to the window to pay. That’s when he said three black suspects, two men and a woman came up to him.

He claimed Donald Dickerson, 41, cut in front of him in line and said “You’re in the wrong neighborhood.”

The victim responded, “All I’m trying to do is get some gas.” He said that’s when Dickerson told him “he was not going to make it out.”


In the meantime, police are asking for the public to bear with them.

“All we would ask is people be patient and that people don’t rush to judgement. We have to deal with facts, not emotions with these sort of investigations,” said Lt. Kelly.

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