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Man arrested for murder; drove woman he allegedly shot to hospital where she later died

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 01 2022 Jun 1, 2022 June 01, 2022 6:52 PM June 01, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday after a woman he allegedly shot Saturday died in the hospital. 

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 31-year-old Gerald Smith drove 41-year-old Cathy Watson to a hospital Saturday night with a gunshot wound. Officers reported that Smith said Watson accidentally shot herself. 

After she passed away in the hospital, the coroner determined Watson's injuries were consistent with a homicide. 

Officers later learned Smith and Watson got into a physical fight at a laundromat on Greenwell Street earlier in the night Saturday. 

Smith was arrested for second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and domestic abuse. 

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