Passenger in vehicle killed after bullets fly on Provost Street

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:00am

A 20-year-old man was killed last night after the vehicle he was in was struck by bullets.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. We’re told the victim, Jermayne Bantu, was a passenger in the rear of a vehicle that was traveling in the 4200 block of Provost.

The other occupants of the vehicle told investigators that they heard gunshots and bullets strike the car. They then noticed that Bantu and another person in the car had been injured.

The driver took the victims to a local hospital. One survived, but Bantu was pronounced dead.

Detectives have no motive or suspects at this time.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

This incident marks the 21st homicide investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2013.


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