Deputies say deadly shooting was justified
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man shot and killed someone who was trying to rob him at gunpoint early Monday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Deputies said they were called to the 13900 block of Azalea Park Avenue around 1:30 a.m. for reports of a shooting. When the deputies arrived they said the shooter told them 22-year-old Greg Frazier came up and asked him for a lighter, then pulled a gun and tried to rob him.
Deputies said the victim pulled a firearm out of his pocket instead and shot Frazier, killing him.
"If it was my house, I would have done the same thing," Neighbor Christopher Williams said.
Investigators said the shooting was determined to be justifiable, and did not charge the man Frazier tried to rob.
"He got what he deserved," Williams said. "You can't come up in somebody's house expect tot ake their stuff and they not going to do you anything."
News 2 checked Frazier's record. He had a conviction for illegally carrying a weapon and arrests for drug possession.
His family called him a troubled child, but declined to do an on camera interview.
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