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New details in the bizarre shooting of Vinton’s former mayor

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 16:57:23-04

The former mayor of Vinton was found dead in Baton Rouge Saturday, after a man looking for someone he heard about on a dating app showed up at his house, our media partners at The Advocate report.

David Riggins, 64, was shot at his home off Old Hammond Highway after a dispute and died at the scene, police said. The coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Monday, the newspaper reports.

A Baton Rouge police spokesman confirmed that Vernon Mosby, 32, was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on second-degree murder and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police told the Advocate that Mosby arrived at Riggins’ residence “unannounced and uninvited” to find someone else in the house he had learned about via a dating app. Mosby claims that he left his eight-year-old daughter in the car as he called on the house.

To read the Advocate’s whole story, with all the details, click here.

The WBRZ Investigative Unit reports that Mosby used a dating app called Jack’d, popular among men looking for other men, to figure out Riggins may have another love interest spending the night with him. According to records, Mosby jumped a fence to Riggins’ home and vigorously knocked on doors and windows until Riggins and the person staying with him at the home woke up.

To read WBRZ’s story, click here.