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Man shot to death in parking lot of Florida Boulevard shopping plaza

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Sunday, February 25 2024 Feb 25, 2024 February 25, 2024 6:21 PM February 25, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A 21-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a small shopping plaza on Florida Boulevard. 

Emergency officials said the shooting happened around 6 p.m. at the Florida East Plaza, between Marque Ann and South Tamari drives.

The victim was identified by the Baton Rouge Police Department as Cesar Ayala-Ortiz, 21.

Chief TJ Morse said witnesses saw several people arguing in the parking lot before a man was shot. Chief Morse said several witnesses were detained and questioned. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. 

No more information was immediately available. 

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