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Family mourns loss of shooting victim

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Posted: Nov 7, 2012 5:44 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Nov 7, 2012 5:44 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: wyandotte street, brave, derrick marioneaux, 70805

BATON ROUGE - The hunt continued today for a group police said gunned down two men in Baton Rouge.

Police said 34-year-old- Derrick Marioneaux was shot and killed around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 3100 block of Wyandotte Street. Another man in the area was also shot, and is recovering at a local hospital.

Investigators said multiple suspects forced their way into the Marioneauxs' home before shooting him. Family members said Marioneaux's daughter and wife barely escaped when the shooting began.

"They had to flee across a tall fence. His daughter got cuts on her stomach where his wife had to throw her across the fence to get away from him," the victim's aunt, Deborah Wooders, told News 2.

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives have not determined the motive for the shooting. The family believes robbery is the reason why Marioneaux lost his life.

"They're cowards and all I got to tell them is, they need to get up and get them a job. Therefore they won't have to rob other people," says Wooders.

Now his relatives are looking for answers.

"For whatever reason they did it for, it wasn't worth his life. He's leaving behind a son and a daughter that got to be raised now without their father," says Wooders.

Anyone with information relative to this shooting is urged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 389-4869.

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