Man arrested for shooting death on N Donmoor

Arrest in North Donmoor Ave Murder

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A man has now been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on N Donmoor Avenue that happened in early August.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says on Tuesday, Aug. 13, officers arrested Damian Dowels, 29, in connection with the murder of Samuel Chocico, 22. Dowel is charged with first degree murder.

Damien Dowels is accused of shooting and killing a man on Aug. 3 at an apartment complex on N. Donmoor Avenue.
Damien Dowels is accused of shooting and killing a man on Aug. 3 at an apartment complex on N. Donmoor Avenue. (Source: EBRSO)

Chocico was found dead around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. An EMS crew responded to an apartment complex at 854 N Donmoor Avenue near BREC Saia Park about a reported shooting.

Officers and detectives also responded to the shooting death, where they found Chocico in his apartment. Detectives say Dowels forced his way into the apartment, robbed Chocico, and shot him multiple times. Dowels fled the scene prior to police arrival.

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