Vigil planned for 20-year-old found shot to death in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - A Tuesday night vigil is planned for a man who is said to have been a positive influence in his community before he was shot and killed Monday afternoon.

Police say 20-year-old Charles Bowah was found dead around 11:20 a.m. Monday in the 800 block Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Detectives believe Bowah was shot about a block away before he made his way to the backyard of a home. 

His death has been deemed a homicide and is still under investigation.

Friends and family say Bowah was a positive influence in the community and began working with local children last year.

Phil Bodie, the director of Allstar Wrestling, says Bowah started coming around five years ago and went to a state tournament with Tara High School. Bowah then began volunteering his time to mentor kids last December before he joined the National Guard. Bodie says Bowah mostly worked with kids from St. Michael's and McKinley High.

A vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the Allstar Wrestling Club, according to Bodie.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869.

WBRZ News 2

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