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Louisiana Woman Shot Man She Met on Instagram After Luring Him to Parking Garage for Sex: Police

Louisiana Woman Accused of Luring Man in for Sex Then Shooting Him
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department; Unsplash

Latoria Matthews fled the scene after the alleged shooting and was eventually arrested in Houston, police said.

May 3 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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A Louisiana woman has been arrested after police say she allegedly shot a man in a parking garage after meeting him on social media.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Latoria Matthews, 23, met the 24-year-old victim, whose identity was not released, on Instagram.

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On April 7, Matthews reportedly picked up the victim and drove him to a parking garage, where they planned to have sex.

Matthews, however, instead shot him numerous times, causing injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

The man was able to safely escape from the vehicle and seek help, authorities said.

Police said Matthews fled the scene before officers arrived.

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Matthews was eventually tracked down out of state, in Houston. Officials took her into custody and she was extradited back to Baton Rouge.

She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail and charged with second-degree attempted murder, and illegal use of a weapon, according to police.

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