Week of violence continues: Person shot, killed on North Marque Ann Drive Thursday
BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after a shooting Thursday morning, marking a serious and deadly trend throughout the capitol area.
The incident occurred within the 1600 block of North Marque Ann Drive shortly before 10:45 a.m. When police arrived, they observed Kelvin Robinson Jr., 25, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the middle of the roadway. Robinson Jr. died from his injuries shortly after.
According to police, several witnesses said the shooting ensued during a verbal altercation.
The shooter was still at the scene when police arrived. When asked why he shot the victim, he said he feared for his life, although the victim was not visibly armed.
Police arrested the shooter, Lvonte Humphrey, 26, of Fresno, Texas at the scene. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
The deadly shooting Thursday before lunch occurred during a crime wave in Baton Rouge. The victim here is the fifth person this week to be shot and killed since Monday.
Among the victims in unrelated shootings this week was a toddler, killed in a chaotic shootout Monday night. Click HERE for the latest stories about the child.
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