Teen arrested for murder of 18-year-old during argument on Sparta Ave.

Teen arrested for murder of 18-year-old during argument on Sparta Ave.
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:59pm

UPDATE: A 16-year-old was arrested for the shooting death of Kino Harris, 18. Officials say the incident happened after the two became involved in a brief argument. The juvenile was booked for Second-Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon.


ORIGINAL: An 18-year-old man was shot to death this afternoon and police are currently working to identify a suspect.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident happened at roughly 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the 1900 block of Sparta Ave. When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the mid-section.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

Investigators have not determined a motive or suspect for this shooting. If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

This is the 41st homicide investigation for the Baton Rouge Police Department during 2013, and it’s the 3rd homicide investigation within the 70807 zip code.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, there were 80 homicides within East Baton Rouge Parish as of this day last year. That means there have been 30 less homicides this year than at this same time last year.

Click here to view a comprehensive list of all homicide investigations that have occurred within East Baton Rouge Parish during 2013.

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