POSTED: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 12:07pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:14am
This is an NBC33 News update: A suspect has been identified for the shooting death that happened yesterday on Jay Street in Scotlandville. Baton Rouge Police Officers are seeking Damion Gutter, 21, of Finch Street. He is described as 5’8” and around 160 pounds.
The victim has also been identified. He is Jamar Washington, 27.
If you have any information on this shooting, contact the Homicide Division at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.
SCOTLANDVILLE, La (NBC33) – The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that happened on Jay Street in Scotlandville.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating the crime. This is the first official homicide reported for 2011. Yesterday another body was found in Scotlandville. However, investigators believe the man had been at the location for at least a couple of days.
In 2010, the total number of deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish that were investigated by the coroner's office totaled 2,406. Of those, 79 were gun related homicides.