BRPD investigating homicide after a man killed in hit and run

Person lying on Airline Highway struck, killed by vehicle, police say

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 7600 block of Airline Highway.

According to a spokesperson for BRPD, the homicide happened just after 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21.

Detectives state that an unidentified suspect intentionally ran over Earnest Johnson, 59, with a vehicle after robbing him of his belongings.

Johnson died at the scene.

Officials state that the vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information relative to this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867(STOP).

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