Arrest made in murder of woman found shot inside Tigerland apartment
UPDATE: Police have arrested Vernell Lockett, 24, for the shooting. Lockett was arrested in Madison Parish on unrelated charges and will be extradited back to Baton Rouge.
He will be booked on a charge of second-degree murder.
BATON ROUGE - A woman was found covered in blood and later pronounced dead at a Tigerland apartment complex Friday morning.
Authorities responded to calls of a woman being found at the Tiger Plaza apartment complex around 9:30.
Police identified the victim as Pauliqua Evans, 22. BRPD said Evans was found inside her apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police later confirmed to WBRZ Saturday, two children were found presumably unharmed in the apartment. The children, whose ages were not released, were found by police when they responded to the apartment Friday morning. The two children were released to family members, police said.
There are no known suspects or motives at this time.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Flooding in Lake Maurepas forcing wildlife out into neighborhoods
Metro Council defers annexation of Willow Ridge homes from St. George into...
Waterway improvements to start early 2021
White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Birx visits LSU, discusses next steps...
Local business owners urge more agencies to roll back property tax rates
LSU changing the recruiting game with prospect led visits
LSU football returns Saturday with no tailgating, 25% capacity in Death Valley
What you need to know before you geaux to Tiger Stadium
Coach O Weekly Press Conference - Game 1 vs. MSU
Coach O speaks with media, says 'most' of team has had coronavirus