Police: Shooter who killed ‘SAMM SAVAGE’ was likely his passenger

Police were initially responding to a crash before they found the Plaquemine man with a gunshot wound.

Police: Shooter who killed ‘SAMM SAVAGE’ was likely his passenger
Police responded to what they thought was a car accident when they found a gunshot victim. (Kiran Chawla)

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - One person is dead following a bizarre chain of events Wednesday night, according to investigators.

Man killed in Plaquemine shooting

The Plaquemine Police Department reported Travis Washington, 24, was driving on LA 1 in Plaquemine around 10 p.m. when he was shot.

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According to police, the vehicle Washington was driving crashed into a pole, through one ditch, and into another.

Officials said officers thought they were only responding to a crash until they found Washington suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died, police said.

Authorities believe the shooter was a passenger in Washington’s car.

There have been no arrests. An investigation is ongoing.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $5000 for any information that leads to an arrest. If you know anything, call (225) 344-7867 (STOP).

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