Warrant issued for suspect in Coy Avenue murder

Warrant issued for suspect in Coy Avenue murder

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office have issued a warrant for a suspect in a deadly Saturday night shooting.

Authorities are looking for 38-year-old Leethel White for his suspected role in the murder. He is wanted on charges of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.

The shooting happened in the 8600 block of Coy Avenue, and when deputies arrived at the scene, they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

One victim, 28-year-old Kourtney Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim's injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

This was East Baton Rouge's first homicide of 2016.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this shooting, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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