UPDATE: One man killed after shooting on Scotland Ave., shooting accidental

UPDATE: One man killed after shooting on Scotland Ave., shooting accidental
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POSTED: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 1:46pm

UPDATE FROM BRPD:

The victim in this early morning shooting has been identified as Carl Joesph James Jr, 27, 10940 Williams Dr, Maringouin, La. James was accidentally shot by Tyrell King, 21, 3032 Potomac, who was a rear passenger inside a vehicle.

James was shot as they stopped at a red traffic light in the 8300 block of Scotland Ave. King was attempting to unload a hand gun when one shot was accidentally fired, striking James in the back.

King was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Negligent Homicide and Illegal Use of a Weapon.

ORIGINAL:

It all happened around 2:55 this morning on Scotland Avenue. Uniform Patrol Officers (4th District) responded to male subject shot. Officers found a black male that was lying in the median of roadway with a single gunshot wound.

Ems arrived and transported victim to local hospital were he was pronounced dead. Homicide Division is now in control of this investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP or Violent Crime Unit at 389-4869.
 

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