Avenue A shooting victim identified

Investigators confirm the shooting victim was found in the area of Avenue A and Merganzer Avenue. (Source: Byron Thomas, WAFB)
Investigators confirm the shooting victim was found in the area of Avenue A and Merganzer Avenue. (Source: Byron Thomas, WAFB)
Officials say the Baton Rouge Police responded to a shots fired call on the 9800 block of Avenue D at around 9 p.m. Saturday. (Source: Bryon Thomas, WAFB)
Officials say the Baton Rouge Police responded to a shots fired call on the 9800 block of Avenue D at around 9 p.m. Saturday. (Source: Bryon Thomas, WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was shot to death late Saturday night. Officials say the Baton Rouge Police responded to a shots fired call on the 9800 block of Avenue D at around 9 p.m. Saturday.

According to BRPD spokesman L'Jean McKneely, 34-year-old Jonathan Carter of Baton Rouge was shot in the face and transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

McKneely says the details about the shooting remain unclear. However, investigators confirm the shooting victim was found in the area of Avenue A and Merganzer Avenue.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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