Police investigate second homicide of 2016 in Baton Rouge, identify victim

Police investigate second homicide of 2016 in Baton Rouge, identify victim

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a fatal shooting. It is the second homicide of 2016.

Officers were called to the 1700 block of North 23rd Street near Jefferson Avenue just off of Plank Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, 23-year-old Tyrell George was shot and killed and was found lying on the side of the road on North 23rd. A passerby saw George in the road and called police for help.

Police say the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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