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Man arrested in connection with deadly New Year's Day shooting

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 23 2018 Jan 23, 2018 January 23, 2018 3:04 PM January 23, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

NOTE: Police had previously stated that Lovely's age was 17. They have now clarified that he is 27 years old.


UPDATE: Police have arrested 27-year-old Thornton Lovely Tuesday in connection with the death of Trenity Grimes.

Police say Lovley was arrested at his home, thanks to community assistance.

Lovely was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for second-degree murder.  


BATON ROUGE- The first fatal shooting of 2018 has been reported.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred around 1:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of Balis Drive.

Trenity Grimes, 29, was observed in the area suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. Authorities say Grimes died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the shooting was a result of an altercation. There are no known suspects at this time.

Anyone with any information can call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.

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