EBRSO: Man shot, killed estranged wife before shooting himself

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Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 8:08 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another person seriously hurt.

According to a spokesman with EBRSO, deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 9200 block of Pecan Tree Drive, near Burbank Drive Friday night around 7 p.m.

Before their arrival, responding deputies were advised that a man shot his estranged wife before shooting himself.

According to the spokesman, upon arrival, deputies discovered Luz Botero Posada dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Carlos N. Plaza was also discovered with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

EMS and St. George Fire officials responded to the scene to perform life-saving measures.

Luz Botero Posada was pronounced dead at the scene. Carlos Plaza was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and is not expected to survive.

Investigators said homicide detectives responded to the scene where they learned due to a recent separation, Plaza made entry into the relative’s residence through a bedroom window after he was denied entry through the front door.

They added he then shot Posada and later himself.

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