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20-year-old shot during robbery attempt while taking out trash

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 12:08pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A 20-year-old man was shot while walking to the dumpster in his apartment complex to take out the trash.

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the call around 2:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23. The apartment was located on North Acadian East.

When officers arrived at the scene they found that the victim had been shot multiple times. A 50-year old man was also on the scene and witnessed the crime. The victim is actually the caregiver of the man, and does not live in apartment complex.

Officials say two unknown males approached the victim at in the parking lot and demanded money. For some reason, they forced the victim back inside the apartment, and that’s when the shooting occurred.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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