Crime scene

Crime scene tape around a homicide on Stearns Road in Baton Rouge.

UDATED, 10:25 P.M. Baton Rouge police have identified a man who was shot and killed in his home Sunday in the Zion City neighborhood as Jordan Spears, 27, of 5161 Stearns Street.

Spears was found inside his residence around 12:30 p.m. suffering from an apparent gunshot wound or wounds and died at the scene, police said.

There are no known suspects or motives at this time, police said, urging anyone with information to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.


A man was shot and killed inside his home in Baton Rouge's Zion City neighborhood early Sunday afternoon.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said crews responded around 12:30 p.m. to the 5100 block of Stearns Road. One person was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Authorities have released few details about the incident so far. But dozens of people, including many of the victim's relatives, gathered at the scene as investigators collected evidence and a coroner's van carried away the body later Sunday afternoon. 

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Coppola said the investigation is ongoing. Police have not yet released the victim's name.

Relatives said he was a young man in his late 20s who was shot inside his house on Stearns Road. 

Neighbors said they had seen the victim walking in the neighborhood less than an hour before he was found dead.

The shooting took place in the city's Zion City neighborhood, which is located just east of Plank Road and north of Airline Highway and Glen Oaks Drive.

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