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Deputies arrest suspect tied to murder of man dumped in Highland Road Park

4 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago Wednesday, October 16 2019 Oct 16, 2019 October 16, 2019 8:21 AM October 16, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that Corey Sanders has been arrested and charged as an accessory to first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, armed robbery and obstruction of justice. 

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BATON ROUGE - Deputies have identified a suspect after a group of men reportedly shot a sleeping man then left him to die in a park.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says it is looking to arrest Corey Jashawn Sanders on charges of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, armed robbery, illegal use of a weapon and obstruction of justice.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sept. 5 on Elvin Drive, off Burbank Drive.

Deputies say the victim, identified as 23-year-old Reginald Cossett Jr., called stating that he was sleeping in a vehicle in the Gardere area when he was awakened by three black males shooting him. Cossett said he was then dropped off at Highland Road Park where authorities found him with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Authorities say Cossett was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died.

There is no word on any other potential suspects at this time.

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