Police chief: ‘Baton Rouge, we can do better’

Police chief: ‘Baton Rouge, we can do better’
BRPD Chief Murphy Paul during a press conference on Oct. 16. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul urged residents of Baton Rouge to reach out for help and to do their part in helping to curb violent crime in the capitol city.

A press conference was held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the BRPD headquarters on Airline Highway to address a string of violent incidents Thursday night.

Chief Paul holds press conference about suspect charged with death of child, violent rampage

Chief Paul announced the arrest of Kendrick Myles, who is tied to four different crime scenes. Myles is accused of firing shots into a house on West Upland Avenue, striking and later killing a two-year-old.

More: BRPD arrests suspect for death of child, multiple violent incidents

An hour and a half before the press conference was scheduled, a fatal shooting was reported at Serenity Apartments on N. Ardenwood Drive.

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