Man shot dead during attempted robbery

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- Baton Rouge Police say a man is dead after being shot during an attempted robbery.

The shooting took place in the 2360 block of Balis Drive around 8:15 pm Saturday night.  When police arrived on the scene they found 22-yr-old Charles "Wayne" Alexander in his vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Shortly thereafter police were contacted by a man who said he shot a man on Balis Drive who attempted to rob him.  The alleged victim turned himself into police and after an investigation detectives believe that Alexander was trying to commit armed robbery when his would-be victim shot and killed him.

No charges have been filed at this time and this case is still under investigation. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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