Police release new details of fatal shooting on 73rd Avenue
BATON ROUGE – Police confirmed that one man is dead after being struck by a car after a shootout in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon.
According to Baton Rouge Police, the shooting happened around 5 p.m. in the 1800 block of 73rd Avenue.
A 25-year-old man was leaving his home in a vehicle when 20-year-old Joseph Williams blocked him with another vehicle, according to police. They say Williams left his vehicle and shot at the victim with a handgun. The victim then shot back in self defense, ducking down to dodge gunfire. The victim struck Williams with his car leaving the area.
Williams was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Police ask anyone with information on the investigation to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.
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