BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A source has shared with WAFB that the surviving victim of Saturday's shooting on North Foster Boulevard was recently released from prison after having his sentence commuted by President Obama.
The surviving victim of Saturday's shooting has been identified as 50-year-old John "Boo" Milton.
Milton was serving 50 years in prison and was accused of being the ringleader of a Baton Rouge drug operation between 1992 and 1996. He surrendered to police in 1996 and was serving his sentence up until his sentence was commuted in March along with 61 others who were serving prison sentences for drug-related charges.
Milton, along with 42-year-old Drexel Platt were shot around 1 p.m. Saturday at Q's Auto Sales on N. Foster Blvd. Platt later died from his injuries at a local hospital. Milton's injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the shooting. So far, they have not identified a motive or suspect in the shooting.