18-Year-Old Female Killed in Zachary Shooting Incident

On Friday, July 28th, at around 8 pm, the Zachary Police Department responded to a shooting incident at the intersection of New Weis Road and Lee Street. Tragically, an 18-year-old Black female named Makayla Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.

Zachary Shooting July 28th, 2023 New Weis Road and Lee Street Baton Rouge Crime

As of now, there are two identified suspects in connection with the shooting. Chief Darryl Lawrence, Sr. of the Zachary Police Department addressed the incident, expressing concern about the rise in crime in the city and the specific neighborhood. He emphasized the department’s dedication to solving crimes and implementing strategies to reduce crime, prioritizing the safety of the residents.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Zachary Police Department at 225-654-9393 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-(STOP) 7867.