Father of 21-calendar year-old LSU college student shot in car speaks out: ‘I really should under no circumstances have to approach a funeral for my child’

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Final Friday at 4:45 am, Louisiana native Paul Rice woke up to police knocking at his door. He assumed a little something experienced happened in the community, never imagining that he was about to acquire the most devastating news of his daily life. He was later informed that his 21-yr-aged daughter Allison, a senior at Louisiana Point out University, was identified shot to dying within of her auto in downtown Baton Rouge several hours before.

“We woke up to our pet dogs barking and the doorbell ringing,” Rice informed “The Story” Fox News on Monday. “Cops have proven up in the middle of the evening before for different reasons, items likely on in the neighborhood and all, but when they asked, ‘are you Allison’s father, can we occur in, make sure you?’ you knew at that point that it was likely to be something horrible. I never could have imagined that the news would have been what it was.”

Baton Rouge police officers uncovered Rice fatally shot in her automobile, which was riddled with bullet holes, early Friday close to railroad tracks on Govt Avenue, the Baton Rouge Police Division confirmed to WAFB-Tv set. Investigators explained to the outlet that she could have been waiting for a train to pass when the shooting transpired. Rice, who grew up in a suburb outdoors Baton Rouge, was researching internet marketing at LSU and had just turned 21. She had an internship lined up and was due to graduate in May.


Allison Rice's friends remembered her as a 'beautiful soul' and 'ray of sunshine' on social media.

Allison Rice’s friends remembered her as a ‘beautiful soul’ and ‘ray of sunshine’ on social media.
(Susie Rice Granier)

As of Monday afternoon, Baton Rouge law enforcement have not determined a suspect or a motive. The police section instructed Fox Information Digital in excess of the weekend that it had no extra updates.

Rice explained to “The Story” that he thinks his daughter’s loss of life was a scenario of being in “the erroneous put at the improper time.”

“The only issue that I can really think at this point is it’s a lousy situation of incorrect place at the completely wrong time. She’s not any person that had enemies. We don’t feel that she was being stalked or followed,” he said. “That specific area of Baton Rouge has a history of this style of exercise.”


Whilst law enforcement chase down any info pertaining to Allison’s loss of life, a grieving Rice miracles how he finished up in the unimaginable placement of arranging his 21-calendar year-outdated daughter’s funeral.

“That is some thing that as a parent I ought to never have to plan a funeral for my child. My mom ought to not have to be concerned in a funeral for her grandchild,” he mentioned. “This is just heartbreaking.”

Allison Rice poses with her father.

Allison Rice poses with her father.
(Susie Rice Granier)

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Rice praised the regional law enforcement for performing “about the clock” to uncover Allison’s killer.

“This is currently being taken very very seriously,” he explained, “….But regardless of that, all indications proper now are there are no sales opportunities. They truly really don’t have an explanation at this point…as of now, [in] that particular stretch of town, they do not have the surveillance that is necessary.”

Rice was remembered by mates as a “gorgeous soul” and a “ray of sunshine.”

Law enforcement are asking any individual with details to get in touch with call Baton Route Crime Stoppers at 222-344-7867

Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.

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