BRPD, Hunt for Tuesday murder suspect

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Baton Rouge Police detectives have issued an arrest warrant for a Ponchatoula man in connection with the shooting death of Briana Hornsby which occurred the evening of August 22.

James Seymore, 20, is wanted for Negligent Homicide and Illegal Use of a weapon. Seymore was playing with a hand gun while sitting in the back seat of a vehicle and accidently shot Hornsby while she was driving her vehicle in the 10900 block of Florida Blvd around 5:10pm on August 22, 2017.

Seymore fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Hornsby was transported to a local hospital where she died from her gunshot injury.

Anyone with information on Seymore's whereabouts are urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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