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Intruder rushed resident before being shot multiple times Monday night

1 year 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, April 25 2023 Apr 25, 2023 April 25, 2023 11:31 AM April 25, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police said an intruder was shot and killed while forcibly entering a home off North Acadian Thruway Monday night. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department said someone was shot multiple times after forcing themselves into a home on Ontario Street near N. Acadian around 10 p.m. Monday. Officers later said that Lawrence Bajoie, 37, reportedly banged on the door multiple times before the resident opened the door. 

Bajoie allegedly charged the resident and hit him before the resident shot him multiple times. Police did not specify whether there was a connection between Bajoie and the resident. 

"They feared for their life, and I feel like it was what it was," said Herbert Treece, who lives nearby.

Police are still investigating but say they think it was a justifiable shooting. Others disagree. 

"It's never a good time for someone to die. There's always a better way to handle something," Treece said.

Ontario street isn't the only one littered with crime scene tape. Just a few streets over, two sisters were shot by their own brother on Sunday. One is in the hospital, the other died immediately.

"You know stuff is going on, but I never noticed anything bad about it until now," Treece said.

Police say the shooting is justifiable. 

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