Baton Rouge Police officers have had their hands full investigating at least two homicides, one of them being a stabbing death, an attempted armed robbery and a woman run over by her own boyfriend.
Starting with the most recent, around 3am on May 18, 2022 on Florida Blvd, an 18-yr-old woman was killed in a drive-by shooting. She was shot in the head and died on the scene. Witnesses told officers one or two vehicles had been following them and then started shooting at them while driving down Florida Blvd. The teen was the front passenger in the car. The driver and back passenger were not injured.
Prior to that, just after midnight, a 47-yr-old woman was allegedly run over by her own boyfriend on W. Washington St. As he left the scene, he fired several shots. Officers did find the spent shell casings at the scene confirming the shots fired.
Also around midnight, a 23-yr-old ended up shot in the chest from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after playing with a gun. He died from his injuries.
Around 7pm on May 17, 2022, officers responded to Wooddale Blvd. for a man shot three times near a pool. He was transported to an area hospital for his injuries.
About an hour earlier at 6pm on Adams Ave., officials found a man stabbed. He was transported to a hospital where he died.
An attempted armed robbery at the Family Dollar on N. Foster Dr. left a clerk so shook up that she could not open the register even with a gun pointed at her face. A man with a black ski mask walked into the Family Dollar and demanded the money in the register. He’s said to have threatened to shoot the clerk and co-worker, but the clerk could not get the register to open. That’s when the suspect jumped into a black Challenger and fled the scene.
The homicide count as of now in Baton Rouge is 49 for 2022, which is tied with the number of homicides in 2021 up till this point.