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Police investigate St. John murder


Reserve, La.- The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder in the 300 block of East 13th Street late Wednesday night.

It happened around 11:38 p.m.

A caller reported to 911 operators that someone was shot, and friends of the victim were transporting him to a local hospital.

Police say the victim sustained a single gunshot to the upper torso and died from his injuries at the hospital.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Donovan Bailey of East 24th Street in Reserve.

No one else was injured in this incident.

Two friends, who were with Bailey, told investigators that they had just dropped off some friends at the rear of East 13th Street, and when they were driving out the area, shots were fired at the van that they were in.

Bailey was driving the van and one of the friends took control of the vehicle and drove to the hospital.

Anyone with any information on this shooting is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.


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