UPDATE: Arrest made in July shooting death of homeless man

UPDATE: Arrest made in July shooting death of homeless man
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
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POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:43pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:55pm

UPDATE: A Zachary man is now in jail for killing a homeless man.

Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Don Coppola says detectives arrested Marlon Romaine Carter, 41, around 6:00 p.m. on July 30, 2014.

Investigators say Carter got into an argument with Charles Vincent, 59, on July 14, 2014, before Carter shot Vincent.

Vincent died later that day, at a local hospital.

Carter was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Illegal Use of a Weapon
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
     

ORIGINAL (July 14, 2014): Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting that happened on Florida Street shortly after midnight on Monday.

The victim was identified as 59-year-old Charles Vincent. Officers say Vincent was homeless at the time of his death.

Vincent died at a local hospital shortly after the shooting.

Investigators are still unclear about details surrounding Vincent’s death.

Anyone with any information on this shooting should contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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