White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 12:19 PM

(Reuters) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested on Tuesday and will be charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local and state authorities said at a news conference.

Kenneth Gleason is accused of carrying out the killings on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14. Local media reported that police have said the killings may be racially motivated, but officials on Tuesday would not confirm that.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall)