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Police: Man gunned down outside his home in possible robbery Monday morning

6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 6:58 AM March 25, 2019 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man was fatally shot outside his apartment in what police described as a possible robbery Monday morning.

The shooting was first reported around 6:50 a.m. on East Walker Court near North Sherwood Forest Drive. At the scene, authorities found Alex Lemus, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of his apartment building.

Police confirmed that afternoon the attack may have stemmed from an attempted robbery. 

Lemus' wife told WBRZ she heard gunshots from inside their apartment and ran outside to see her husband lying in the parking lot and the suspected shooter running away. Lemus had a 2-year-old daughter with his wife, who says they just celebrated their first wedding anniversary in January. 

She added that other robberies had been reported in the area in recent years.

There are no known suspects at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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