A 33-year-old man was found shot to death in his residence at 1089 North 48th Street in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning.
Baton Rouge police said Jarvis Tucker was found at 6 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. Beau Clark said his office is conducting an autopsy and further details surrounding the death will be made available pending the autopsy’s results.
He was “a nice young man, a well-loved young man,” said 63-year-old Larry Avery, who said he was Tucker’s uncle, outside the small one-story dwelling where Tucker was found shot.
“He had a troubled life but he changed his life around,” Avery said.
A group of neighbors gathered in a front yard on North 48th Street on Tuesday had nothing but positive things to say about Tucker when they were asked how he should be remembered.
“Whatever you wanted (from him), you could have,” said Tyquandria Byrd, 21. “That’s why I’m saying, if you want it, what you goin’ kill him for? He probably would’ve gave it to you.”
Keon Preston, 22, a member of the group Stop the Violence, said Tucker watched him grow up.
“For this to happen to him, it’s just unbelievable, it’s heartbreaking, you know, I’m just in disbelief that this has happened to Jarvis.”
Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.