Deputies probe fatal shooting on Perkins Road

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies on Friday were investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man at the Oakleigh Apartment complex on Perkins Road.

Authorities said John Coates was shot in an apartment at the complex, 11580 Perkins Road, about 5:30 a.m.

The motive of the killing was not immediately known, and few details about the shooting were released Friday.

Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said deputies responded to reports of shots fired and found the man dead.