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Baton Rouge Police Officers work a crime scene, between Somerset Street & Scenic Highway where one man died after being shot and then run over.

A 25-year-old man trying to flee from a shooter outside of his 73rd Avenue home hit and killed the assailant with his vehicle, Baton Rouge Police said Friday night in a news release that gives additional details of the Thursday evening incident. 

The victim was trying to drive away from his home in 1800 block of 73rd Avenue near Somerset Street around 5 p.m.when he was blocked by the assailant, identified Friday as Joseph Williams, 20, of 2169 77th Ave. Williams then got out of his vehicle and, armed with a gun, began shooting, said police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.

The 25-year-old returned fire in self-defense and was able to duck down to avoid getting shot, Coppola said in a news release. As the man accelerated to get out of the area, Williams was hit by the car. The driver then stopped to call police.

Williams was taken to a local hospital, where he died, Coppola said.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869.