Community activist, Larry Profit, found dead in Port Allen

Community activist found dead from gunshot wound in Port Allen

PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) - A Port Allen man has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound just hours after speaking publicly about the need to curb violence in the community.

Officials looking for person who killed Port Allen community activist

Authorities identified the victim as community activist, Larry Profit.

Profit was among several people who were vocal about crime just as the Port Allen city council meeting adjourned Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Community activist Larry Profit was found dead on Avenue A on Nov. 14 in Port Allen, La.
Community activist Larry Profit was found dead on Avenue A on Nov. 14 in Port Allen, La. (Source: WAFB)

Profit was found dead at his home on Avenue A on Thursday, Nov. 14. His killer has not been caught.

Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown called Profit a “good guy” who was “against violence” and “supported the police.”

Brown urged anyone with information on Profit’s death to “not be afraid” and come forward.

Louisiana State Police is processing the crime scene.

Community activist Larry Profit was found dead on Avenue A on Nov. 14 in Port Allen, La.
Community activist Larry Profit was found dead on Avenue A on Nov. 14 in Port Allen, La. (Source: WAFB)

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