Local Boxer Killed Leaving Baton Rouge Bar

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A boxer from Baton Rouge is dead after shots were fired outside a bar early Tuesday morning.

Justin Thomas was shot while walking back to his car from the club just before 2:30 a.m. outside Bennie's Bar on North Street near the Turner Plaza apartments.

Thomas was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

There are no known suspects or motives at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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