Man killed in 73rd Ave. shooting identified

Man killed in 73rd Ave. shooting identified

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Joseph Williams, 20, was killed Thursday afternoon in a shooting in the 1800 block of 73rd Ave.

Investigators have learned that a 25-year-old male was leaving his home in his vehicle around 5 p.m. when he was blocked from leaving on 77th Ave. by Williams, who then exited his vehicle, armed with a handgun, and fired at the victim.

The victim then returned fire in self defense and was able to avoid being struck. As the victim fled the scene, Williams was struck by his vehicle.

The police were contacted by the victim and Williams was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869.

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