Local News

Murder victim had restraining order on another man

Font size

Posted: Jan 14, 2013 4:24 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jan 14, 2013 6:23 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

Topics: Restraining Order, Victim, Ellis Banks, Baton Rouge, WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- News 2 discovered a man who was shot and killed after answering his door in Baton Rouge had a restraining order against another man.

Court documents show a restraining order was filed in 2010 and was dismissed three months later. We are not naming the man listed in the restraining order, because authorities have not listed him as a suspect.

According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies, 41-year old Ellis Banks opened his door just before 6:30pm at the Jefferson Lakes Apartments when someone opened fire. Witnesses told News 2 they saw a man running away after hearing the gunshots.

"I heard the shots and thought it was fireworks," one neighbor said.

Neighbors told News 2 they are very concerned. This type of crime does not happen in their quiet apartment complex.

Sheriff's Deputies have not released any information on suspects or possible motives.

Most Popular