East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Killed Overnight; Suspect In Custody

"We are focused on working with the family, praying for the family and making sure our deputies have the help and support they need", sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks told the affiliate.

The shooting happened at Classic Cuts barbershop off O'Neal Lane just before 11 p.m.

A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot and killed late Saturday night while conducting an investigation near a Baton Rouge movie theater, officials said. While investigators have not released any details about what happened next, shots were fired and both Anderson and the suspect were hurt. He and two other officers with Baton Rouge Police Department died during an ambush that followed a sniper attack in Dallas, where five officers were killed.

Police said a suspect is in custody and is in the hospital after being shot.

"Such a tragic event last night in Baton Rouge".

A second deputy who was there at the scene managed to escape with no injuries.

Anderson put on gloves and delivered the healthy baby boy Declan in the front seat of the couple's auto on the side of Tiger Bend Road.

State Police is leading the investigation since it was an officer involved shooting.

  • Jon Douglas