CRIME STOPPERS: Silence at another murder scene

CRIME STOPPERS: Silence at another murder scene

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A busy crime scene, and not a lot of conversation. At least not in the right direction. A familiar story seems to be playing out again in the 2700 block of Alaska Street in Baton Rouge.

It's a straight shot down from Tiger Stadium, and one night last year, it was a crime scene.

"We're here specifically for Demond Johnson. He was shot on the 19th of October last year, 2016. About 8:30 at night. And here we are again with not a lot of information surrounding this case," says Sgt. Bryan Ballard with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

What they do know is that he used to live in the apartments. He moved out about a week or so before the shooting and was back for one reason or another. He was found dead right in the breezeway.

"There were a lot of people here. We had to block off roadways. It was eight at night after people had come home from work. There were a lot of people out here. We know folks saw something here," says Sgt. Ballard.

So again the familiar problem. Either people don't care to get involved, or they are scared to. If it's the later, that's what Crime Stoppers is for, because you don't have to live with something like this.

"You don't have to live around gunfire," says Sgt. Ballard. "You don't have to have your neighborhood where murders go unsolved. Communities can get together and make a difference."

All it takes is the willingness to get involved.

If you know anything about this case or any unsolved crime investigation, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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