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Victim in Tuesday shooting on Scotland Avenue succumbs to injuries; charges upgraded for suspect

2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Friday, December 04 2020 Dec 4, 2020 December 04, 2020 3:08 PM December 04, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Kevin Tasker Jr.

BATON ROUGE - Representatives with the Baton Rouge Police Department have announced the arrest of a 34-year-old Baton Rouge man for his role in a Tuesday night shooting near the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.

Kevin Tasker Jr. was arrested for allegedly shooting Van Vaughn, 50, within the 10600 block of Scotland Avenue around 9 p.m. that evening.

Vaughn was transported to a local hospital where he died, BRPD announced on Friday.

According to authorities, Tasker has been arrested and his charge was upgraded to second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Police add that the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and their investigation into the case remains ongoing.

The investigation is ongoing.

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