Baton Rouge Police ask public for help in James Evans murder case


Violent crimes cause uneasiness among neighbors, especially in a relatively small city like Baton Rouge. The state capital is trying to recover from a heinous act that took place on the morning of February 25.

48-year-old James Evans was found dead behind a residence located in the 900 block of Progress Street. His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and the homicide detectives of the Baton Rouge Police Department are hoping to get to the bottom of what took place.

At this juncture, the whereabouts of a potential suspect are not known, as well as the identity of the person who may have brought Evans’ life to an end.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information leading to the shooter to come forward, as they piece together relevant information in their investigation.

The homicide detectives are also going to explore leads to search for a possible motive to explain Evans’ death. They’ll try to discern parties around Evans who may have held animosity towards him, or might have been looking to settle a score.

It isn’t apparent at this juncture whether Evans’ family or friends are part of the circle authorities will look to question, or if they are being relocated to a safer location while the investigation takes place.

The Johnson Firm hopes that justice is served in the community, and will continue to monitor this story for updates. We can be reached at (337) 433-1414 in case you or someone you know is the victim of a violent crime.

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