Homicide Detectives in Louisiana Investigating Baton Rouge Case After Man Was Shot Multiple Times in a Vehicle

By Liora Hawthorne
Published June 29, 2023

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Homicide Detectives in Louisiana Investigating Baton Rouge Case After Man Was Shot Multiple Times in a Vehicle

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Homicide Detectives in Louisiana are investigating a Baton Rouge case after a man was shot multiple times in a vehicle.

The Baton Rouge Police Department’s Homicide Division is currently conducting an active investigation into a tragic incident that occurred on June 26, 2023, at approximately 3:00 pm in the 9800 Block of Ave J. The victim, identified as 53-year-old Derrick Thomas, suffered multiple gunshot wounds while seated inside a vehicle.

Regrettably, Thomas succumbed to his injuries at the scene. BRPD indicated that at present, the motive behind this heinous act and the identity of the perpetrator remain unknown.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information regarding this distressing shooting incident reach out to the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.