Authorities in Louisiana Asking For Help Identifying Person Responsible For Early Morning Homicide on Cotton Street in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Authorities in Louisiana are asking for help in identifying the person responsible for an early morning homicide on Cotton Street in Baton Rouge.
The recent death of a 52-year-old man due to gunshot wounds is being investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Homicide Detectives. The incident occurred at approximately 1:20 am on July 19, 2023, in the 900 block of Cotton St.
The Baton Rouge Police Uniformed Officers became aware of the situation upon receiving a ShotsSpotter Activation indicating gunfire. Upon arrival, the victim was found and transported to a local medical facility with a gunshot injury; unfortunately, the victim later lost his life due to the severity of the injury sustained.
The identity of the victim has not yet been revealed pending notification of the family.
At present, the suspect and motive behind the shooting remain unknown. Anyone with any pertinent information is encouraged to reach out to the BRPD Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.