Police make arrest in fatal shooting outside Plank Road gas station

The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested Desmond Coates, 27, in connection with a deadly shooting at a gas station on Plank Road.
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 4:41 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2022 at 10:06 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested Desmond Coates, 27, in connection with a deadly shooting at a gas station on Plank Road.

He faces charges of 2nd-degree murder and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.

Desmond Coates
Desmond Coates(Baton Rouge Police Department)

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 in the 4700 block of Plank Rd., near Evangeline St., at Save More Convenience Store.

Jeremy Williams, 35 was shot multiple times after getting into an argument, a spokesman with BRPD confirmed.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information relative to the shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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