THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Police say the man shot and killed was Gregory Alexander, 22, and he was shot just nine blocks from his house.
BRPD investigators say he may have been involved in a fight prior to being shot.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police Officers are investigating their first murder of the new year.
Police say someone shot and killed a man near Southern University, around 5:00 a.m. this morning.
They say when they arrived at the 1900 block of 69th Street, they found a man lying in the middle ofthe road who had been shot.
He later died at the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP.