Man shot inside 'The Latin Club' on Greenwell Springs

Man shot inside 'The Latin Club' on Greenwell Springs

POSTED: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:36pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:31am

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE. The victim of the shooting has been identified as Rene Alvarez, 39, of Baton Rouge.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police department say a suspect walked into the club with a handgun demanding money from people inside shortly after it had closed for business. Alvarez, the victim, grabbed a handgun and started shooting at the suspect. The suspect returned fire, striking Alvarez in the chest.

The suspect, a black male, has not been captured and was last seen fleeing the scene in a red vehicle. Alvarez was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY - Early Sunday morning, a man was shot inside a night club on Greenwell Springs Road.

Baton Rouge Police officers say the shooting happened around 3:00 a.m. They said they responded to a call at The Latin Club on Greenwell Springs where one man was shot.

When EMS arrived they transported the man to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

If you have information , please call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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