Balloon release Wednesday for Baton Rouge boxer shot leaving nightclub

Justin Thomas (Source: Derek Major / WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Friends and family will gather Wednesday to honor the life of Justin Thomas, 35, a Baton Rouge boxer who was killed in a shooting.

A balloon release will be held at Glen Oaks Senior high at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Police say Thomas was shot while walking to his car after leaving a nightclub on North Street. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

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