A resident of a home on Azalea Park Avenue shot and killed a man who tried to rob him early Monday.
Based on evidence gathered at the scene, detectives determined the shooting to be justifiable, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Greg Frazier, 22, of 4538 Sherwood Homes Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. in the 13900 block of Azalea Park Avenue, Hicks said in a news release.
When detectives arrived on scene, the resident identified himself as the shooter, Hicks said.
According to the news release, Frazier approached the resident, who was outside the home, and asked for a lighter. When the resident reached in his pocket, Frazier pointed a gun at him demanding his belongings.
The resident then pulled a firearm from his pocket and shot Frazier.
Frazier was believed to have been driving a stolen vehicle and is suspected of several other crimes that are under investigation, Hicks said.