BRPD: Gunman walked up to victim, started shooting; suspect wanted
POSTED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:48am
UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 2:23pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A 34-year-old man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot at the Centurion Arms Apartments located on N. Marque Ann St.
The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the call shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21. When officers arrived on scene, they found the man with critical injuries.
The victim was transported to a local hospital. He managed to tell officers that the shooting happened after a man armed with a shotgun walked up to him and shot him for unknown reasons. The victim tried to run, but fell to the ground after he was shot.
The victim could not provide any description of the suspect other than to say he is a black male.
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 fourth violent crime to occur in the 70815 area in the past 9 days. Prior to this string of incidents the last homicide reported in the area was on January 10, 2013, which resulted in the death of a 26-year-old woman. That case is still listed as unsolved.