Baton Rouge man surrenders in shooting death of car wash employee _lowres

Gregory Netter

A 57-year-old man surrendered Wednesday after he was identified as a suspect in the Tuesday killing of a Scenic Highway car wash employee.

Gregory Netter is accused of killing Robert Harrison, also 57, with a single gunshot after the two got into an argument at the car wash at the corner of Scenic Highway and 69th Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says. Police arrived on the scene that morning to find Harrison lying in a grassy area off the parking lot.

Detectives learned that Netter and Harrison got into a fight that morning, and another car wash employee initially broke it up, the report says.

Netter pulled out a gun, though, and began swinging it around in an attempt to hit Harrison. While Netter was swinging the gun, he fired the weapon, and Harrison suffered a single fatal gunshot wound to the left part of his chest near his underarm, the report says.

Someone called 911 and told law enforcement “Greg shot Robert,” and a witness to the shooting later identified Netter in a six-person photographic lineup as the shooter, the report says.

Burn marks on Harrison’s outer jacket where the bullet entered indicate he was close to the gun when it was fired, the report says.

Netter, 57, of 2062 70th Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.