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Derrick Sims, Jr., 20, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after a reported shooting in Baton Rouge's Howell Park neighborhood. 

Baton Rouge police responded to the area of Frey Street and Dougherty Drive, which is just south of Howell Community Park off Winbourne Avenue. They found Sims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. 

Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said around 2:30 p.m. that the coroner's office had been contacted. Police are asking anyone with information to contact their 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.