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BRPD: Deadly shooting believed to be self-defense

3 years 7 months 1 hour ago February 26, 2013 Feb 26, 2013 Tuesday, February 26 2013 February 26, 2013 2:43 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police concluded today that a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge this past weekend was done in self-defense.

Lt. Don Kelly said investigators learned Anthony Taylor, 20, was armed and trying to break into a home on Topeka Street Sunday night when he was shot and killed.

Kelly sad Taylor exchanged fired with a resident, 35-year-old Kurt Anderson, and fled the scene after he was hit. Taylor collapsed a short distance away, and his gun was found next to him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said nobody else in the home, including a two-year-old child, were hurt in the shooting or home invasion.

Kelly said no charges were filed, but they forwarded the case to the District Attorney's Office for review.


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