A 37-year-old man was shot and killed while sleeping at home early Friday morning, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman said in a news release.
Robert Winfield, 12363 Robbie Ave., was taken to a hospital where he died from the gunshot wound, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Winfield was lying next to his wife asleep in bed at a duplex on Robbie Avenue when he was shot in the head around 3:30 a.m., McKneely said.
Winfield was shot only one time, McKneely said.
The couple’s son, 16, was asleep in another room of their home, McKneely said.
At least five children were in the house at the time of the shooting, McKneely said.
McKneely did not identify all of the children’s relationships with Winfield or his wife.
Winfield’s wife told police she was awakened by the sound of a gunshot, McKneely said.
The wife also told police she saw the shadow of a person leaving her and her husband’s bedroom, McKneely said.
Police found an unlocked window but no signs of forced entry, he said.
Violent Crimes Unit officers first responded to the scene, McKneely said.
Robbie Avenue is located in the Windsor Place subdivision, about two blocks away from Belaire High School on Tams Drive.
Police have no motive or suspects, and no arrests have been made, McKneely said.
The wife declined comment Friday.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Advocate staff writer Kimberly Vetter contributed to this report.