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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La. – June 8, 2021 – As of today, the Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest and issued additional warrants for the shooting that occurred last week at the Fairway View Apartments. This action was made possible by the work of our Baton Rouge Police Department and the support of our community.

As we move forward, we must remember the tragic nature of gun violence in Baton Rouge and how it can be prevented. Just as the community helped in this case, we look to our residents to also help prevent future violence by reaching out to law enforcement before it occurs. 

This shooting resulted in the death of an innocent bystander who was only 1 year old. My sincerest condolences continue to be with the family and their loved ones. As a community, we must work collaboratively to prevent further tragedies by speaking out before it is too late. 

Again, I want to thank our residents who provided the valuable information which allowed our officers to make an arrest. My hope is that as we move forward, this partnership will continue to allow us to not only solve crimes, but to prevent them.

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