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EBRSO: Man dies after getting shot multiple times by girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend; suspect arrested

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating deadly shooting in the Gardere area.
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 9:25 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 7:44 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said a man is dead after his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend shot him multiple times at his home on Sunday, May 22.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Darrell Simmons III, 19, of Baton Rouge. Deputies said Robert Brown Jr., 23, of Slidell, was arrested in Marrero by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 23.

EBRSO said the shooting happened at a home on Old Hermitage Parkway at Gardere Lane around 7:35 p.m. According to investigators, Simmons and his girlfriend were leaving the home and when they opened the door, the suspect burst in, pulled out a handgun, and shot Simmons.

Detectives said the suspect then held Simmons’ girlfriend and her sister at gunpoint to sit on the floor. They added the armed gunman then paced between the living room and kitchen for about 45 minutes while pointing the gun at the two females. Simmons was shot additional times during that period, authorities said.

Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brown is facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, false imprisonment, and offender armed with dangerous weapon (2 counts).

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