BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 61-year-old man died after sustaining gunshot wounds in the Trader Joe’s parking lot on Saturday.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released this statement on Tuesday:
I am very concerned about the incident that occurred this past weekend outside of a local business, and I am still gathering information from the public and law enforcement. The situation is still under investigation and I have spoken with Chief Murphy Paul and asked him to conduct a fair and transparent review of what happened. I appreciate the citizens who have come forward with information thus far, and welcome any other information citizens might have. Every citizen deserves to be treated justly, and I promise to the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish that this investigation will be conducted fairly.
Trader Joe’s is located at 3535 Perkins Rd.