UPDATE, 3:38 p.m. Wednesday:
Gregory Netter, the suspect in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of 57-year-old Robert Harrison, turned himself in to Baton Rouge Police without incident Wednesday afternoon, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.
Netter, 57, of 2062 70th Ave., will be booked into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon later this afternoon, McKneely said.
Update, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday:
Baton Rouge Police on Wednesday identified a suspect in the Tuesday shooting death of a car wash employee.
Gregory Netter, 57, of 2062 70th Ave., shot and killed Robert Harrison after an argument escalated between the two, Sgt. Don Coppola said Wednesday in a news release.
Harrison, 57, was found lying in the parking lot at the corner of Scenic Highway and 69th Avenue about 9:30 a.m.
“It’s unfortunate and sad that this can happen in broad daylight in front of a busy street,” said East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III, who traveled to the scene of the shooting shortly after Harrison’s body was discovered. “(Homicides) can happen anywhere in the city at any time.”
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Harrison, of the 2700 block of 79th Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, on Tuesday.
Dominique Allen, who grew up a few streets over from the car wash, said Harrison had washed cars at the establishment for a long time and that his death is unfortunate.
Allen, who was walking by the crime scene, said she had recently moved out of the area for her own safety.
“It’s a lot of crime,” Allen said. “I’m not shocked at all that this happened.”
Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, McKneely said, but no suspect had been identified as of Tuesday night.
McKneely said detectives haven’t yet determined a possible motive or suspect but are actively investigating the slaying.
Investigators “are currently interviewing witnesses and following up on leads,” McKneely said.
The Police Department urges anyone with information to call its violent crimes unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.