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53-year-old shot, killed along Woodpecker Street Tuesday afternoon

1 year 3 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, June 28 2023 Jun 28, 2023 June 28, 2023 7:59 AM June 28, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Read more about Derrick Coleman's arrest here. Coleman was arrested in September after he allegedly shot and killed a man he believed to be responsible for the death of Derrick Thomas. 

BATON ROUGE - One person was shot to death along Woodpecker Street on Tuesday afternoon. 

Authorities said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. near the corner of Woodpecker Street and Avenue J. The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office identified the victim as Derrick Thomas, 53. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Thomas was shot multiple times while sitting in a vehicle. 

Less than two hours later, two people were shot and killed a mile and a half away from the scene on Avenue J. Police do not believe the shootings are related. 

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