BRPD: Man killed during armed robbery may have been targeted; suspects wanted

BRPD: Man killed during armed robbery may have been targeted; suspects wanted
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POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:55am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 1:33pm

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed by armed robbers while he was driving in the 10000 block of Big Bend.

“We believe this was not a random act and that the victims were targeted,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Department, said. “We’re in the process of following up on some leads.”

The incident occurred shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. We’re told the victim, Rayjaun Martin, 20, was driving down Big Bend road when he attempted to turn around in a driveway. That’s when the suspects pulled up in another vehicle and blocked the vehicle from being able to move.

“Two men approached Martin and his passenger with handguns and attempted to rob them of their belongings,” Cpl. McKneely said. “The passenger in the vehicle was able to flee the scene just prior to Martin being shot multiple times.”

When officers arrived, the suspects had fled, and Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspects are described as black males who were seen leaving in a light colored vehicle.

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 43rd homicide the Baton Rouge Police Department has investigated in 2013. Of those, 28 remain open with no arrest.

Click here to view a full summary of homicides that have occurred in East Baton Rouge Parish during 2013.


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