Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Progress Street

Aaron Young
Aaron Young(BRPD)
Published: Feb. 25, 2023 at 10:52 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 2:50 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed another man last month.

Police said Aaron Young, 42, was arrested on Thursday, March 9, for his involvement in 48-year-old James Evans’ death.

Young was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice, according to officials.

The shooting happened just before 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the 900 block of Progress Street.

Police said they found Evans dead with gunshot wounds behind the home.

Baton Rouge Police Homicide Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday, Feb. 25.

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