WATCH: BRPD news conference on recent shootings and BRPD Sgt. Chris Kuhn resignation

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department held a news conference at 11 a.m. on Friday morning.

This comes on the heels of the resignation of Baton Rouge police Sgt. Chris Kuhn.

BRPD Chief Murphy Paul identified the man behind the shooting which led to the death of a 2 year-old.

Kendrick Myles, 41,is under arrest after being involved in four incidents, including three different shootings.

Picture courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

Myles is suspected of being involved with the following:

  • Kidnapping a 9-year-old on Bluebonnet
  • Shooting at a residence at Upland Avenue
  • Shooting at a residence and hostage at Snipe St.
  • Shooting at a vehicle which led to a 2 year-olds death

Myles has been charged for first degree murder, six counts of attempt of first degree murder, attempt for second degree murder, position of fire arm, illegal use of weapon, home invasion, arson and kidnapping.

Chief Paul briefly discussed the resignation of Baton Rouge police Sgt. Chris Kuhn, explaining the investigation is still ongoing.

BRPD urged citizens to report domestic violence incidents to crime stoppers.

According to Paul, Baton Rouge has experienced a 700 percent increase of domestic violence in 2020.

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