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Man hangs himself while in custody at State Police facility in Baton Rouge

6 months 1 week 5 days ago Thursday, August 10 2023 Aug 10, 2023 August 10, 2023 7:22 PM August 10, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man being questioned in a violent crime investigation is dead after he managed to hang himself at a building adjacent to Louisiana State Police headquarters on Thursday.

Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit that the individual, Kiyle Maxwell, 25, was in custody relative to a BRPD investigation.

Baton Rouge Police confirmed that Maxwell was involved in a shooting that occurred Thursday morning, and he was taken into custody at a local hospital while seeking treatment for a minor gunshot wound.

He managed to hang himself using shoelaces while being housed at the Violent Crimes Unit, a section of the LSP compound used by different law enforcement agencies to process potentially violent criminals, sources said.

Maxwell was being processed for transport to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on multiple felony charges.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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