Baton Rouge police unit

A Baton Rouge police unit shown May 22, 2017.

A man was found fatally shot Friday morning at an Airline Highway motel, Baton Rouge police said.

The body was found at the Vel Rose Motel, which is in the 4900 block of Airline Highway, around 7:15 a.m.

Police identified the person as Joshua Turner, 29. Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said the motive appears to be robbery but the suspect is unknown. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.