BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– According to BRPD 2020 was Baton Rouge’s deadliest year for homicides on record. The trend doesn’t seem to be letting up in 2021.
Just two weeks into the New Year seven people have been shot to death.
Leaders from the group “Save Our Sons” are begging city residents to speak up if they hear threats of violence.
“We’ll have to come together as a community to make sure that when we hear something we say something, its not a snitch its a life being saved,” Community Activist Patt LeDuff said.
The latest victim of gun violence was 13-year-old L’Quan Jarvis. The teen was found lying in the street on Beechwood Drive.
LeDuff says it’s crucial people can find a person to communicate with before resorting to violence. She wants those feeling anger to know there are resources out there.
“So lets come together Baton Rouge, lets come together, save our sons,” Community Activist Sheila Parker said.
Parker can be reached at (225) 288-1056
BRPD is expected to address the steadily increasing homicide rate this upcoming week.
Anyone with information on local homicides is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867(STOP).