Dead body found in canal Friday morning; BRPD still investigating
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in the 2700 block of Cedar Ave.
Police were dispatched around 6:15 a. m. on Friday morning in response to a disturbance.
While investigating the incident, police observed blood inside the residence and decided to canvass the area.
The body of a black male was found lying in a canal, deceased with a gunshot wound, a few hundred yards away from the home.
This is an ongoing investigation and the motive for this shooting is unknown at this time.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.