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.
A Baton Rouge man died Thursday night after he was shot and then run over by a vehicle on 73…
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.