1 killed, another injured in Baker shooting; suspect in custody

1 killed, another injured in Baker shooting; suspect in custody
Baker investigators are at the scene of a homicide reported in a residential area.

BAKER, La. (WAFB) - A suspect is in custody after a man was killed and another victim was injured in a shooting in Baker, according to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn.

Police release name of suspect in fatal double-shooting investigation

Dunn said authorities were called at around 9:15 a.m. to the 2000 block of Ray Weiland Drive about the reported shooting.

Dunn identified the suspect as Chavis Duncan Jr., 26. Duncan turned himself in and was questioned by investigators. He is being charged with felon in possession of a firearm, intimidation of a witness, and aggravated assault.

Chavis Duncan allegedly broke into a window and fatally shot a man in Baker.
Chavis Duncan allegedly broke into a window and fatally shot a man in Baker. (Source: EBRSO)

Dunn said Sunday night that evidence showed that Duncan had been severely beaten with a pistol. The man who was shot allegedly came through a window before the beating took place.

The Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.

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