East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy fatally shot, suspect wounded

Bruno Cirelli
Marzo 20, 2017

"I think we are a very praying community and I think that thoughts and prayers are needed here and we come together just like we always do and always have", Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said.

An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty late Saturday.

Officials say the deputy was investigating a domestic situation near a theatre when the shooting occurred. "We ask for your continued prayers and support during this hard time as we mourn the loss and honor the memory of Sgt. Shawn Anderson". The suspected gunman was wounded and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Shots were fired shortly before midnight, Lee said.

'It's a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, ' EBRSO spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said. Anderson and two other deputies were flagged down by a pregnant woman and her husband on the way to the hospital March 19, 2016.

Sunday messages of support and prayers spread across the city and online.

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

43-year-old Sgt. Shawn Thomas Anderson of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office died as a result of his injuries following the shooting.

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