17-Year-Old Shot On Plank Road

A Baton Rouge teen died after he was shot while driving his vehicle on Plank Road late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said.

Michael Atkinson, 17, was driving his vehicle “when he was shot multiple times” in a suspected drug deal, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said. Atkinson then crashed his vehicle into a light pole about 11:25 p.m. in the 1700 block of Plank Road.

Atkinson of 5350 Beth Ann Drive, Baton Rouge, died at the scene, McKneely said.

No motives or suspects have been identified. Anyone with information in this shooting is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crimestoppers at (225) 344-7867.