Man shot, killed by 3 men while sleeping in car

Deputies identify man shot and killed while sleeping in his car

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting that killed a man Thursday.

The shooting happened just after midnight on Thursday morning in the Gardere Area off of Elvin Drive.

Detectives say a man was shot and killed by three men while sleeping his car on Elvin Drive, then dumped at the Highland Road Community Park.
Detectives say a man was shot and killed by three men while sleeping his car on Elvin Drive, then dumped at the Highland Road Community Park. (Source: WAFB)
Detectives say a man was shot and killed by three men while sleeping his car on Elvin Drive, then dumped at the Highland Road Community Park.
Detectives say a man was shot and killed by three men while sleeping his car on Elvin Drive, then dumped at the Highland Road Community Park. (Source: WAFB)

A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says the victim, identified as Reginald Cossett, Jr., 23, was sleeping in his car when he was shot by 3 men.

Cossett told investigators he was then driven to the Highland Road Community Park, where deputies and emergency responders found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Cossett was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Details are limited at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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