Louisiana groom ‘hid surveillance footage showing the murder of his best man at his wedding after-party,’ two years ago
Newly-wed Christopher Jerome Sterling, 42, detached the DVR system from surveillance cameras after a shooting at his wedding after-party
The shooting happened hours after the wedding at around 3am on Jan 28, 2018 at Sterling and Sterling Detail Shop in Baton Rouge
Best man, Byron Jenkins, 36, died after being shot and another guest, a 23-year-old woman, was also injured
The groom is alleged to have hid the footage before police arrived on scene in an attempt to help the shooter avoid arrest
Sterling is believed to have hidden the tape to protect the identity of the shooter, another friend of his
He was booked Tuesday for obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to second-degree murder
The shooter has not been arrested
Authorities found out about the existence of footage after receiving a tip-off in May
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his best friend at his wedding in 2018, after allegedly hiding footage of the shooting in Bayon Rouge, LA.
Christopher Jerome Sterling, 42, has been arrested for obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact for second degree murder.
His bestman 36-year-old Byron Jenkins, was shot and killed just after the wedding in January 2018.
Another guest at the wedding, a 23-year-old woman was also shot in the shoulder and sustained non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.
According to police, Sterling was holding his ‘wedding after-party’ at the Sterling and Sterling Detail Shop when the incident occurred at around 3am.
Jenkins had been his best man at Sterling’s ceremony just hours earlier.