BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Detectives in and near Baton Rouge are still searching for information leading to the arrest of suspects in several unsolved murders from recent years.
Capital Region Crime Stoppers made a Facebook post about Bereaved Parents Awareness Month saying, “Today, we draw attention to unresolved homicide cases that have left families shattered and communities searching for answers.”
The post specifically highlighted the unsolved murders of:
- Allison “Allie” Rice.
- Orlando Johnson.
- Jacoby Queen.
- Devin Page Jr.
- Percy Deone Wilson.
- Louis Robinson Jr.
These shooting victims ranged in age from 3 to 41. No suspects or motives have been released for these cases by investigating agencies in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Here are who the victims are and what has happened since their deaths.
Allison “Allie” Rice
LSU student Allison “Allie” Rice, 21, of Geismar, was shot to death in her car around 2:19 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in the 1500 block of Government Street. Baton Rouge police have not identified any suspects in the case.
Her father Paul Rice mourned his daughter’s death on Father’s Day weekend in a social media post online, calling it a “torturous” nine months without Allie.
An initiative named after Rice and another unsolved homicide victim was created to fund the installation of security cameras in hotspot areas of violent crime in Baton Rouge.
A reward for a Crime Stoppers tip leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect accused of killing Rice is at $37,500.
According to Crime Stoppers, the Baker Police Department is investigating the December 2020 shooting death of Orlando Johnson on Weston Avenue.
BRProud reached out to Baker police for an update on the case.
On February 16, 2022, Jacoby Queen, 41, was shot and killed outside of a convenience store on North Street around 5 p.m., the Baton Rouge Police Department said.
No suspects have been identified in this homicide.
Devin Page Jr.
Baton Rouge police said Devin Page Jr., 3, was killed by a stray bullet while lying in bed in the 5100 block of Fairfields Avenue around 11 p.m. April 12, 2022.
Police have not identified any suspects in this shooting death.
Since his death, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council passed an ordinance dubbed “Devin’s Law” which aims to make rental properties safer by urging landlords to install security cameras and require safety lighting. In the 2023 legislative session, however, the law failed to become statewide after lawmakers voiced concerns that renters would take advantage of the law and it would become expensive for landlords.
The mother of Page filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a rental property company in September 2022. In the suit, she said if had been allowed to move out of the apartment then her son wouldn’t have been shot to death. According to court documents, a settlement agreement was reached confidentially in April 2023.
Percy Deon Wilson
An overnight shooting on South I-110 near Hollywood Street on January 16, 2022, left Percy Wilson, 38, dead in a car.
In an interview six months after his death, mother Rhonda Wilson told BRProud Wilson was killed days after his birthday and left behind a daughter.
“I just don’t understand why and I don’t understand why nobody won’t come forth and say something, you can remain anonymous, you will still get the money, you don’t have to say your name, you don’t have to testify,” said Rhonda Wilson.
No suspects have been named in this homicide.
Louis Robinson Jr.
Baton Rouge police said Louis Robinson Jr., 29, died from his injuries in the hospital after a shooting in the 4700 block of Cadillac Street around 3:40 p.m. May 2, 2018.
Robinson’s mother Liz Robinson is dedicated to helping others grieve after loss in CHANGE, a nonprofit aimed at addressing violent crime in communities.
“I know the Lord has me on this journey,” she said in a December 2022 interview with BRProud. “This is not what I chose.”
Investigators have not announced any suspects or motive in this shooting.
How to send in a tip to Crime Stoppers in Baton Rouge
People who want to send in a tip to detectives can contact the Baton Rouge Police Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.
Crime Stoppers tips can also be sent in online at crimestoppers225.com or through the P3 Tips App.