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Shooting victim who crashed into home identified

4 years ago January 08, 2011 Jan 8, 2011 Saturday, January 08 2011 Saturday, January 08, 2011 10:46:26 AM CST in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The man found shot to death inside a pickup that crashed through the front of a Baton Rogue home has been identified by authorities.

Police say the victim is 71-year-old Joseph Martin of Baton Rouge, and was found shot in the head around 9 p.m. Friday.  His death is the third reported homicide in Baton Rouge this year.

Officers had been called out to a home on Andover Street after a pickup had crashed into it.  The truck was still running and smoking, and once crews shut it off they found Martin inside the dead inside the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this murder should contact BRPD Homicide at (225) 389-4869.

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