Man wanted in fatal shooting near Southern University

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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 2:18 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Sep 18, 2011 2:18 PM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: shooting, fatal, man, killed, Southern University, Baton Rouge, police, investigation

BATON ROUGE- Investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department say 21-year-old Maurice C. Francis, of Baton Rouge, is wanted for the murder of 22-year-old Lawrence King, of Baker.

Police say the two men were having an argument at the corner of Scenic Highway and Swan Street when Francis shot King.

According to police, several officers were working traffic for the Southern University football game Saturday when they heard a single gunshot. Police say a group of people, including King who said he had been shot, ran toward where they were standing.

Police say Francis left the scene in a silver, four-door sedan.

King was taken to the hospital where he died.

If you have information on Francis' whereabouts contact Baton Rouge Police.

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