BRPD to meet with La'el Collins after draft
BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a murder in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to meet with LSU football standout La'el Collins after the NFL Draft to interview him about the victim, who police said he used to have a relationship with.
Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said they're not treating Collins as a suspect in the death of 29-year-old Brittney Mills this past Friday, but that they do think he might have information about the victim detectives need.
Mills was shot and killed at her home on Ship Drive Friday night. Police said a man came to her door and knocked, asking to use her car. When she refused, police said the man shot her multiple times and fled.
Detectives said Mills was nine months pregnant at the time. Doctors saved her baby, but were unable to save her.
Collins has been in Chicago for the NFL Draft, where he's projected to possibly go in the first round. ESPN initially reported Collins was leaving the draft to meet with investigators, but BRPD said Thursday they'd spoken with representatives for the football player and agreed to wait until the Draft is done to talk with him.
The NFL draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. Central time. A sports analyst called Collins' situation "unusual" last night. It's not known how the investigation could affect his draft stock.
Anyone with information about Mills' death should call Baton Rouge Police.