Deputies find dead man when responding to shots fired call

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating a murder after a man was found dead outside an apartment in Baton Rouge early Friday morning.

The victim was identified as John Coates, 25.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said he was discovered at the Oakleigh Apartments on Perkins Road around 5:30 a.m. The complex is located on Perkins between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard.

Deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found Coates. They said he was already dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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