Police: Neighbors hear shots, body found in canal near Washington Avenue Police: Neighbors hear shots, body found in canal near Washington Avenue Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge Police are investigating the shooting death of a 38-year-old man found in a canal by nearby residents about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Avenue just south of Washington Avenue, said Cpl. LJean McKneely Jr. This photo looks south, from where Washington Avenue is intersected by West Belfair Drive. Advocate staff report April 09, 2014 Comments Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a 38-year-old Baton Rouge man whose body was found Tuesday morning in a canal behind some houses just south of Washington Avenue, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said. Police identified the victim Tuesday afternoon as Alexander Jason Scott, 3836 Adams Ave., which is just a few blocks away from where his body was found. When reached Tuesday night, family members declined comment. Neighbors told police they heard several gunshots about 8 p.m. Monday night, McKneely said. Scott was found in the canal by residents of the area about 7:30 a.m. The canal sees a lot of foot traffic, McKneely said. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark said his office will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday. Anyone with information on this incident may contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.