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One teen is dead and another is injured after a hit-and-run crash in Opelousas on Saturday night.

A 23-year-old man died hours after he was found shot early Monday morning in an apartment parking lot in Baton Rouge, in what police believe was a possible armed robbery. 

Alex Lemus died Monday after he was found in the 1600 block of Walker Court, at an apartment complex a few blocks north of Florida Boulevard and just east of North Sherwood Forest Drive, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. 

Lemus was found about 6:50 a.m. Monday and was transported to a hospital for his gunshot wounds, Coppola said. Lemus died soon after. 

While Coppola said detectives believe a robbery could be a possible motive in the killing, he said there are no known suspects at the time. 

Coppola asked anyone with information to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email PoliceReporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.