BRPD investigating homicide at Sleep Inn

Baton Rouge Police officers responded to the Sleep Inn on Plaza Americana Dr. just before 4am Feb. 2nd.

Once on scene, they found Juan Reyes Lugos, 26, of Mexico shot multiple times, including in the head, dead in a bed.

Lugos’ roommate David Mendez, 45, of San Bernardino, California told police the two got into an argument and that he shot his roommate.

Mendez was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

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