WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Top Story en-us Copyright 2017, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 26 May 2017 22:05:16 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Family of murdered teen begs witnesses to come forward http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-of-murdered-teen-begs-witnesses-to-come-forward/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-of-murdered-teen-begs-witnesses-to-come-forward/ Top Story Fri, 26 May 2017 5:06:05 PM Mark Armstrong Family of murdered teen begs witnesses to come forward

BATON ROUGE- McKinley High football quarterback Bryant Lee will be buried Saturday but police are no closer to finding his killer.

"The mentality is [the witnesses] don't want to be labeled a rat, so they won't talk," said Sheketa Heard, Lee's cousin.

Two weeks ago the 18-year-old was leaving a high school graduation party a few blocks from his North Baton Rouge home when he was shot in the head. Witnesses, who wish not to be identified, said the shooting created chaos at the party and they were too busy running away to see who was shooting.

Just the same, Baton Rouge Police said the case might get solved if witnesses from the party come forward.

"For us and for the guys that work in my division, we get frustrated," said Sgt. Ross Williams, a BRPD homicide supervisor.

"Over 150 people were out there. If anybody saw anything please let us know, he was a great kid," said Lee's cousin. "[The police] won't tell your name, they can do it anonymous. Just please, we want answers, we want peace."

"You could have been one of the people who doesn't think you saw anything because you were running away" said Sgt. Williams. "Maybe you saw a car go down this street or down that street. Anything like that. A description of a vehicle. Just the people you saw at the party. Eventually we could piece it all together and get to the end game of solving who shot Bryant Lee."

Lee was killed three days before his graduation. He had a 3.5 GPA and planned to study engineering at Southern University in the fall.


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Emergency crews respond to 14-year-old shot in Livingston Parish Friday http://www.wbrz.com/news/emergency-crews-respond-to-14-year-old-shot-in-livingston-parish-friday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/emergency-crews-respond-to-14-year-old-shot-in-livingston-parish-friday/ Top Story Fri, 26 May 2017 3:35:06 PM Trey Schmaltz Emergency crews respond to 14-year-old shot in Livingston Parish Friday

WALKER - A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon.

Authorities responded to the injured teen, reported in the 11000 block of Arnold Road near Duff outside of Walker.  Dispatchers were told the shooting was an accident.

Sources told WBRZ, the teen was shot above the left ankle by a 40 cal. weapon and injuries are not life threatening. 

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing.

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Video shows man who stole computer equipment from bank http://www.wbrz.com/news/video-shows-man-who-stole-computer-equipment-from-bank/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/video-shows-man-who-stole-computer-equipment-from-bank/ Top Story Fri, 26 May 2017 10:58:32 AM Alicia Serrano Video shows man who stole computer equipment from bank

BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who deputies say stole computer equipment from the Iberia Bank Financial Center located at 11130 Industriplex Boulevard.

According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred on May 9 around 3 a.m.

Iberia Bank surveillance cameras captured the man looking into the building through the glass front doors. Minutes later, surveillance video showed the man carrying stolen computer equipment from inside the building as he flees.

No client information was stolen, however it is still unknown at this time what information was stored on the stolen computer. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-40's, six feet tall, with a medium build. He is seen wearing a baseball cap with light colored shorts and white shoes.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5064.


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Authorities identify victim in early morning fire near Plank Road http://www.wbrz.com/news/authorities-identify-victim-in-early-morning-fire-near-plank-road/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/authorities-identify-victim-in-early-morning-fire-near-plank-road/ Top Story Fri, 26 May 2017 5:06:09 AM WBRZ Staff Authorities identify victim in early morning fire near Plank Road

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters are investigating after a woman's body was found inside a home after an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge Friday.

The fire happened around 4 a.m. Friday in the 5700 block of Henagen Avenue near Plank Road. Once the flames were out, firefighters found one woman dead inside. The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office identified as 32-year-old Amanda Korkosz. 

Neighbors say at least five people lived at the home. Neighbors said police were called to the scene around midnight for a domestic disturbance.

Investigators are treating the fire as a crime scene investigation. Homicide detectives are on the scene. Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said that the scene is being investigated by Baton Rouge Police and the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Details are limited at this time. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as new information becomes available. 


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