BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome is offering her praise to the Baton Rouge Police Department following two apparently connected fatal shooting that happened within 48 hours of each other.
Broome's statement reads:
A 23-year-old man, Kenneth Gleason, was questioned in connection with these shootings. He was arrested on unrelated drug charges Saturday.
Two black men were gunned down within 48 hours of each other last week. The crimes happened roughly five miles away from each other. One happened Tuesday night on Florida Blvd., while the other was late Thursday night on Alaska St. Ballistic evidence links both crimes to the same gun and police have revealed the two random shootings may have been racially motivated.
Gleason's bond was set at $3,500. He posted bond and was released Monday.