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Police: Homeless man dies at hospital after getting shot


Police are investigating a deadly shooting in which the victim was a homeless man.

The victim was identified as Charles Vincent, 59.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened on Florida Street between North 13th Street and North 14th Street just after midnight.

Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. with BRPD reported Vincent was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

He added the details surrounding Vincent’s murder remain unclear and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

There have been four murders in the last 14 days. The latest is the 41st homicide for East Baton Rouge Parish this year. It is the same number of homicides in the parish at this time last year. 

Two of the four homicides this month happened in the 70802 zip code, which makes a total of 13 for the year.

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