Walter L. Cohen student gunned down in Hollygrove

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A member of the Walter L. Cohen football team was shot to death Friday evening in front of a vacant home at Fig and Eagle, authorities said.

The victim was 19-year-old Brandon Baker, a 300-pound defensive tackle nicknamed “Big Baby” for being a mama’s boy, a Cohen coach told Leslie Williams of The Times-Picayune.

Baker was shot several times around 7 p.m. by a gunman in a silver Chevrolet HHR that was later captured on nearby surveillance video, police said. Anyone with information is urged to call NOPD Homicide Detective Timothy Bender at 658-5300 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

The surveillance video, via our partners at WWL-TV:

2 thoughts on “Walter L. Cohen student gunned down in Hollygrove

  1. What kind of journalism is that … to quote a dead person as being” a mama’s boy”. I wonder about this new breed of journalist.

  2. Priscilla,
    The Times-Picayune reporter was quoting the coach. SHE did not say those words. She was actually reporting the situation as she was given the details. What the reporter SHOULD have done is get other individuals’ reaction, and perhaps clarify what the coach meant. Ms. Williams did not get the whole story.

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