Shooting victim who crashed into home identified

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Posted: Jan 8, 2011 11:46 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 8, 2011 11:46 AM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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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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