Man dies after being hit by wrench

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Zachary man died Friday night of injuries he suffered in a fight.

Baton Rouge Police say a woman noticed the lights were on in her car and someone appeared to be inside the vehicle, which was parked in the 3000 block of Lorraine St.  Her boyfriend armed himself with a wrench and went to investigate.

According to reports, Jerry Sheppard, 47, was inside the car when the boyfriend confronted him.  The men began fighting and Sheppard was hit on the head with the wrench.

Sheppard was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on August 29.

No charges have been filed.  The investigation is ongoing.

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