Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Sorrento

Gerald Wilkins
Gerald Wilkins

Deputies have identified a man shot to death early Saturday on LV Road in Sorrento as a Baton Rouge resident, an Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Deputies said the victim of the shooting whose identity was verified through fingerprints was Gerald Wilkins, 41, 1123 N. Sabine Drive, Baton Rouge, Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reported.

The Sheriffs’ Office received a call at 7:53 a.m. about a man seen lying on the side of LV Road who appeared to have been shot, Bacala said in a news release.

Witnesses reported gunshots in the area between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., Bacala said.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP(7867).