Robber shoots engaged couple while children are home; man dies




Baton Rouge police are still investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday at 2875 Lorraine Street, near Hollywood Street. Decoty Joseph, 28, and his fiancee Tanichia Victorian, 26, were both shot by a home invader that demanded  money and jewelry at gunpoint.

Joseph died at the scene and Tanichia was taken to a hospital near by with non-life threatening injuries.

Decoty Joseph

The couple moved to Baton Rouge about 4 years ago from New Roads and recently got engaged. Their three children were at home at the time of the robbery and shooting. Family and friends took them away from the scene, they were not harmed.

The shooter is described as a black male, no other details have been reported.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869.

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