Update noon Sunday: Baton Rouge police are trying to identify a man suspected in Saturday night’s shooting in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive around 7:45 p.m.
Police released a photo of the suspect Sunday morning.
Eduardo Olivas, 33, of Denham Springs, died at the scene from apparent gunshot injuries following an alleged argument with the suspect, BRPD said in a news release.
A 36-year-old man was also struck by gunfire, police said. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An update on his condition was not immediately available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.
A shooting Saturday night in Baton Rouge left one man dead and another injured, according to Cpl. Don Coppola of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive around 7:45 p.m. One man died from his injuries and the other man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
There are no motives or suspects at this time, Coppola said.
The person who was killed was identified by relatives at the scene late Saturday as Eduardo Olivas, 33. They said he is from Mexico, has a wife and four children and was visiting his sister in Baton Rouge and was doing drywall work in the area.
The other person shot was a close friend, relatives said.
The shooting was witnessed by Olivas’ sister, whose account of what happened was translated by her nephew, Pedro Moreno.
She said Olivas and his friend were hanging out in the driveway Saturday night when a man in a green van who appeared to be intoxicated pulled up and got out of the vehicle and tried to pick a fight with Olivas’ friend.
Olivas stepped up and asked the man, who was pacing back and forth, “Why don’t we talk about this?” The man from the van shot him multiple times and shot the friend in the stomach and then fled, Moreno quoted the sister as saying.
Moreno said they didn’t know the man who fired the shots but gathered from the comments the man made that he lived at the residence at one time.
Moreno said his uncle was a “a really friendly person who liked to work and spend time with his family.”