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Convicted felon charged with murder after shooting a man over dice game

Convicted felon charged with murder after shooting a man over dice game
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POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 1:35pm

A convicted felon was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed a man following a dice game.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred at roughly 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. It happened at a home located in the 6500 block of Nottingham.

Officials say the suspect, Frank Johnson, 33, of Baker was involved in a physical fight with the victim, James Williams, 43, prior to the shooting. Johnson allegedly pulled out a gun and knocked one man unconscious before shooting the victim in the chest.

Williams was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Johnson was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Second-Degree Battery, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

This is the second homicide investigation for the Baton Rouge Police Department within a 24-hour period. This incident marks to 26th homicide within the city limits during 2013. Of those cases, 12 remain open without a suspect.

Click here to view a full list of all the homicides that have occurred in East Baton Rouge Parish in 2013.

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