Residents react to deadly Friday night shooting at Baton Rouge apartment complex

Residents react to deadly Friday night shooting at Baton Rouge apartment complex
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — On Friday night, a dispute at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge ends in death.

According to Baton Rouge Police Department, around 9:30 p.m., authorities responded to a call at the Fairway View Apartment complex about a suspect, Dantonior Stalling, 23, firing at a male victim, Dyshon Williams, 18.

“Mr. Stalling was there to get his three-year-old son and some type of argument ensued that led to a fight and a shooting. Mr. Williams was shot,” said Cpl. Saundra Watts, Baton Rouge Police Department, Public Information Officer.

Cpl. Watts said Stalling pointed a gun at the officers, leading them to fire their weapons.

“There are two families that have been affected as well as our officers. You know, you have a little boy who now doesn’t have a father and he doesn’t have an uncle,” Watts said.

We spoke to a resident that lives at the apartment complex, she asked that her identity be kept secret for her safety.

“The whole street was blocked out. So we didn’t know what was going on,” said the resident at Fairway View Apartments. “There was a lot of police coming in. But they weren’t really doing anything. There were even police sitting on the hood of the cars and talking. And while the car moving, sitting on the hood.”

The resident tells me BRPD blocked off the entrance area for about an hour and 20 minutes, leaving some exchanging harsh words in return.

“They wouldn’t let us in. A huge crowd outside. There were people arguing with the cops and a lot of just a lot of hostility,” said an anonymous resident said.

Cpl. Watts told me the two individuals involved in the shooting were taken to hospital and later died from their injuries and the shooting is still under investigation.

“If you know, someone who is a victim of domestic violence or there’s some type of domestic dispute that’s going on. We’re urging family members to reach out and call (225) 389-3001,” said Watts.

A spokesperson from the apartment complex said, “We defer to the Baton Rouge Police for any statements. In the meantime, our focus is on the well-being of our residents and team members. We are providing support resources and are available to provide additional referrals to community resources for anyone who could use support in the wake of this tragic incident.”

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