An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy has been killed in an overnight shooting and a suspect is in custody.
It happened just before midnight at Classic Cuts on O’Neal Lane.
Two deputies were conducting an investigation at the location when shots were fired.
The deputy involved in the shooting succumbed to his injuries but has not been identified.
“It’s a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. One of our deputies has been shot and killed. Right now, Sheriff G is with the family. We’re focused on working with the family, praying for the family, and making sure that our deputies have the help and the support that they need.” said EBRSO spokeswoman, Casey Rayborn Hicks.
The suspect’s condition is not known.
State Police is leading the investigation since it was an officer involved shooting.