Louisiana state police investigate fatal shooting by deputy

Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm
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Louisiana state police are investigating after a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a person while responding to a disturbance call at a home in Baton Rouge.

The Advocate reports a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched Saturday to a home in the upscale Highland Club neighborhood. State police Trooper Taylor Scrantz said a deputy sent to the home fired his gun, killing a person. Authorities did not immediately release further details, including the names of the uninjured deputy and the person shot.

Andrea Barrios, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, said a neighbor told her the sheriff's office was called after a fight broke out at a birthday party. Barrios said she was inside her home when she heard about six gunshots.

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