Unknown shooter kills man in doorway of his apartment

Unknown shooter kills man in doorway of his apartment

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 3:57pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 4:10pm

A 41-year-old man died yesterday evening after he was shot in the doorway of his apartment.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reports that the shooting occurred at roughly 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 in the Jefferson Lake Apartment complex. We’re told the victim, Ellis Banks, answered a knock at his door and was shot by an unknown suspect.

Neighbors say they’re shocked by the incident as the area is normally very quiet.

Investigators have not yet identified a suspect or motive for this shooting.

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.

There have been a total of six reported homicides in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past 13 days.

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