Baton Rouge police are looking for two men in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man during an attempted robbery.
Rayjaun Martin, 20, 1830 Rosedale Drive, was trying to turn around while driving a red Mazda 3 in the 10000 block of Big Bend Drive when another vehicle pulled up and blocked him in a driveway, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Two men — identified by police as shooting suspects — then got out of their car with handguns and approached Martin and his passenger and attempted to rob them, McKneely said.
A scuffle ensued between one gunman and Martin’s passenger, who was able to wrest away the bandit’s gun and run away, McKneely said. While running away, Martin’s passenger heard gunshots, which he thought were aimed at him, McKneely said. But when Martin’s passenger eventually returned to the driveway, he saw Martin had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died, McKneely said.
The gunmen were last seen leaving the area in a light-colored vehicle.
Police urge anyone with information about this shooting to contact the East Baton Rouge Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (255) 344-7867.