EBRSO: Suspect kills estrange wife and shoots himself

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office (EBRSO) says a man shot and killed his estranged wife and then shot himself.

According to police, around 7 p.m. on Friday night Carlos Plaza tried to enter the home of a relative where his wife, Luz Botero Posada, was located but was turned away at the door.

Detectives say Plaza then entered the home through a bedroom window where he shot Posada and then himself.

The deputies that responded to the call say they found Posada dead and Plaza wounded, both apparently from gunshots.

EBRSO says Posada was pronounced dead at the scene and that Plaza was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries which he is “not expected to survive.”

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