3-year-old shot and killed in driving vehicle, BRPD says

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)-  3-year-old  Ibrie Comb was shot and killed while riding in a car, according to Baton Rouge Police.

The incident happened on the 400 block of South Flannery Rd around 9:03 p.m. on September 4.

The person behind the wheel crashed the vehicle during the shooting.

Combs died at the scene while the driver was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries from the car crash.

Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome shared a statement on the incident.

“What happened tonight is absolutely unacceptable and my heart is heavy. There are too many questions that need to be answered. The Baton Rouge Police Department will thoroughly investigate this case and get justice for the family and loved ones. The community has to honor this child’s life. If you know who did this, please contact the authorities immediately,” said Broome.

BRPD Cheif, Murphy Paul spoke on the death of the 3-year-old.

“Last night a beautiful life was taken in our city.” The shameless act of violence has taken the life of an innocent 3 year old child, Ibrie Combs. Baton Rouge this has to stop!!! A baby was killed due to senseless gun violence in our city, and yes, we are angry!!! We are brokenhearted along with the family of Ibrie.

This community needs to be angry and brokenhearted as well. What if it was your child? Or your grandchild? Or your little sister? What if it was your niece? Or your relative, or your child’s friend? Baton Rouge, close your eyes for a few seconds, clear your mind, think about the trauma Ibrie’s family is experiencing. Think about the hurt and pain in Ibrie’s mother’s heart, the sorrow inside her father’s heart, the grief of her relatives and friends, can you feel that PAIN? This tragedy reminds me of a reality that exists in too many of the homicides in our city.

The truth is, someone out there knows something. The person or persons responsible for this cowardly act remain in our community, and someone knows who they are. I have a question for the person who has information that can help our detectives. If it was your loved one who died, wouldn’t you want that brave person to come forward and do the right thing? Our detectives will be working around the clock to catch the persons responsible for this horrific act. We are determined and will be aggressive with eradicating gun violence in our city. We need your help!

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers.

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