State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in WBR
On July 25, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was contacted by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (WBRSO) to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their deputies.
Preliminary investigation revealed that shortly before 7 p.m., WBRSO deputies were serving a warrant at a local motel in Port Allen. While executing the warrant, deputies interacted with a suspect at the residence. During the interaction, a deputy discharged his firearm striking the suspect. The suspect sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.
The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was contacted to investigate and gather all facts surrounding the incident. Louisiana State Police Troop A is assisting in the investigation.
This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Contributed by La. State Police