Female victim dies after shooting on Ryder Street

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 2:00pm

The female victim of a shooting resulting from a domestic dispute died as a result of her injury.

Raolatu Alowonle, 28, died after being shot in the abdomen on Wednesday, July 25. She was walking on the sidewalk on Ryder Street shortly before 5:00 p.m. when the suspect exited a vehicle and fired multiple shots at her.

An 11 year old boy was also shot during the incident. He sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. He is expected to recover.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a two door newer model Camero. The suspect is a black male, 6’1” tall, 220 lbs.

So far this year the EBR Coroners office has listed homicide as the official cause of death for 66 cases. At this same time last year there were a total of 49 cases listed as homicide. In 2011 there were a total of 90 homicides in EBR Parish for the entire year.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.


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