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Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Shot, Killed on Duty

19 March, 2017, 18:58 | Author: Nadine Todd
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An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed Saturday night (March 18) during an investigation at a beauty shop, authorities said.

His name has not been released.

A sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a barber shop in Baton Rouge, authorities said Sunday.

The shooting happened at Classic Cuts barbershop off O'Neal Lane just before 11 p.m. Louisiana State Police reported the deputy was conducting an investigation at the time.

A rifle-slinging gunman shot and killed 45-year-old Deputy Bradford Garafola on July 17.

Police said a suspect is in custody and is in the hospital after being shot. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was also at the scene, according to reports.

Our hearts and prayers are with the family and friends of the fallen deputy and all the courageous men and women in law enforcement who risk their own safety every single day to protect the communities they serve. Despite efforts of the medical team, the deputy's injuries were fatal. Right now, Sheriff G is with the family.

Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Raymond Hawthorne, 43, of Donaldsonville. As of this update, the gunman was being cared for at a separate area hospital.

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