BR man surrenders in fatal shooting

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD Detectives Derrick Evans, left, and Christopher Rudy escort Derrick Bland to a transport car at the East Baton Rouge Violent Crimes Unit after he was arrested Monday. He was booked in the shooting of his brother-in-law Sunday night during a dispute at a family gathering.
Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD Detectives Derrick Evans, left, and Christopher Rudy escort Derrick Bland to a transport car at the East Baton Rouge Violent Crimes Unit after he was arrested Monday. He was booked in the shooting of his brother-in-law Sunday night during a dispute at a family gathering.

A Baton Rouge man surrendered to police Monday, one day after he allegedly shot his brother-in-law at a family gathering after the two had an argument.

Derrick Bland, 48, 2121 N. Lobdell Blvd., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of second-degree murder, police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., said.

Bland is accused of shooting James Stockton, 40, 2121 N. Lobdell Blvd., multiple times as Stockton walked out of the apartment with his family to leave after the two had an argument.

The men were roommates.