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Teen shot to death Tuesday, Baton Rouge's first murder investigation of 2021

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, January 06 2021 Jan 6, 2021 January 06, 2021 10:34 AM January 06, 2021 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that left a 16-year-old dead Tuesday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the teen was found dead around 3 p.m. inside a vehicle on Cadillac Street. Authorities identified the victim as James Jarreau III.

The shooting marks BRPD's first murder investigation of 2021 after the area saw a record-breaking number of homicides in 2020. Another person was shot and killed later that same evening. 

Investigators have yet to develop solid leads pertaining to a motive and suspect(s).

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867(STOP).

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