Victim of deadly shooting found near O’Neal Lane; EBRSO investigating

A body was discovered in Baton Rouge early Thursday, Sept. 15, a spokeswoman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 8:25 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2022 at 5:32 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A body was discovered in Baton Rouge early Thursday, Sept. 15, a spokeswoman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The sheriff’s office later identified the victim as Erion Franklin, 20.

According to EBRSO, deputies responded to a call around 6:25 a.m. about a dead person on Yorkfield Drive near King Bradford Drive off O’Neal Lane.

Detectives said the victim was found lying on the ground in the courtyard area with a gunshot wound.

EBRSO is still investigating.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.
A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.(WAFB)
A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.
A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.(WAFB)
A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.
A body was discovered in Baton Rouge on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15.(WAFB)

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