Lawrence Lynel Blackburn, the Morgan City man wanted in a shooting death Monday in Lafayette, died of gunshot wounds Wednesday night at a Baton Rouge apartment.
Blackburn, 37, died at the 4271 W. Brookstown Drive apartment shortly before 10:15 p.m., Baton Rouge Police spokesman Lt. L’Jean McKneely said.
U.S. Marshals had received a tip that Blackburn was in the Baton Rouge area, McKneely said. Once they began searching the area, they were told he was in the apartment.
At 7:30 p.m., a woman shot in the leg during an exchange of fire at the apartment was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.
It was not clear Wednesday night who did the shooting.
Blackburn was wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in Monday’s shooting death of Dravin Stevenson, 18, at a Sunnyside Lane home in Lafayette.
Another man, 25-year-old Quentin J. Cooper, 25, also of Morgan City, was arrested Tuesday on a count of principal to first-degree murder in Stevenson’s death.
Residents in the Baton Rouge neighborhood indicated Blackburn had relatives living at the apartment.
At least 25 police cars responded, including those of Baton Rouge Police, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Hillar Moore III.
Helmeted officers armed with high-powered weapons were on the scene.