The Louisiana State College senior who was fatally shot whereas sitting in her automotive Friday morning seems to be the sufferer of a random assault, police mentioned Tuesday.
Investigators have discovered no proof indicating that 21-year-old Allison Rice was focused by her killer, a Baton Rouge police spokesperson advised WBRZ on Tuesday.
The event got here as authorities additionally revealed federal brokers from the FBI, ATF and DEA have provided help within the case, District Lawyer Hillar Moore advised the outlet.
Moore referred to as the homicide an “remoted and random act,” and mentioned detectives have pursued each single tip and lead they’ve acquired.
“They’re working their tails off making an attempt to get information they will. There are additionally rumors as telephones are ringing off the hook. Folks saying what they assume occurred. I warning individuals to not go there,” Moore mentioned.
Regardless of all the ideas, cops haven’t acquired sufficient proof to establish the shooter.
Rice was discovered shot lifeless in her automotive early Friday morning as she was stopped at a railroad crossing in downtown Baton Rouge.
Police mentioned the shooter fired not less than 5 or 6 pictures into Rice’s automotive. There are not any surveillance cameras close to the crossing.
Previous to the capturing, investigators and members of the family mentioned Rice, who had simply turned 21, was out at a bar along with her mates within the Mid Metropolis space of Baton Rouge, simply minutes away from the place she was discovered.
Her father, Paul Rice, mentioned that he believes his daughter was tragically within the “flawed place on the flawed time,” including that the world the place she was discovered is notoriously harmful.
“The one factor that I can actually assume at this level is it’s a foul case of flawed place on the flawed time,” Paul Rice advised Fox Information on Monday. “She’s not anybody that had enemies. We don’t assume that she was being stalked or adopted.”
“That is being taken very severely,” he continued. “… However regardless of that, all indications proper now are there are not any leads. They actually don’t have a proof at this level … as of now.”
Rice, a local of Geismar, La, was a advertising and marketing main at LSU. She had just lately left a bartending job at The Shed BBQ in Baton Rouge, the place her siblings additionally labored, to tackle a brand new internship, the restaurant’s proprietor advised The Advocate information website.
The restaurant is providing a $10,000 reward for any data that results in the killer’s arrest, WBRZ reported.