BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Walking down the street, minding your own business, and out of nowhere, bullets start flying your way. That hasn't happened to most of us, but how this all started may have: car trouble.
Who hasn't had some kind of car trouble out there on the road? You pull over, figure out the issue, and maybe start walking to find some help. You probably don't ever think that it will be your last walk.
It was for Calvin Gholar back on April 30, 2014. It began at the corner of Neosha and Sorrel in Baton Rouge, just a couple blocks off the Capitol Lake.
"At some point, he had a problem with his vehicle. We think he ran out of gas," said Detective Caan Castleberry with the Baton Rouge Police Department.
There are no gas stations in the immediate area, so a good walk was ahead of Calvin if he wanted to get back on the road.
"We think he grabbed a gas can out of his car and walked off towards scenic," said Detective Castleberry.
They think he walked along the train tracks before coming to Scenic Highway. Still no gas stations there, so he headed south, but he wouldn't make it much further.
"He made it to the 2000 block of Scenic Highway," said Detective Castleberry. "He was shot multiple times along the road."
He walked for a little more than a mile with that gas can in his hand. When they found him, it was lying beside him. He never made it.
Was this just a random crime of opportunity? Maybe you see somebody walking down the street and take them out?
Detectives aren't sure if somebody rolled up on him or simply walked up on him. However it happened, and whoever did it, they shot him multiple times. He never had a chance.
However, maybe you can give detectives a better chance at solving this one, but you have to make that phone call.
Anyone with information about what might have happened to Gholar is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867. You can remain anonymous.