EBRSO: Deputy shoots man after call of woman being held against her will

EBRSO: Deputy shoots man after call of woman being held against her will

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that sent a man to the hospital early Thursday morning.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it was called out to the 10000 block of Northdale Drive in the Greenwood Estates subdivision just before 5 a.m.

The neighborhood is located east of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

Casey Rayborn Hicks, spokeswoman for EBRSO, said the Baker Police Department received a call that a woman was possibly being held against her will at a home on Northdale Drive, which is outside of the city limits. Baker PD then contacted sheriff's deputies.

According to Hicks, responding deputies encountered a man armed with a handgun. He was asked to drop the weapon, but when he did not comply one of the deputies shot him in the right shoulder.

Hicks added the man was taken to the hospital with an injury not believed to be life-threatening. The woman was later found at a different address and was transported for treatment.

"We have a very thorough investigative process when there's a deputy-involved shooting, so we're going to do that investigation and once we receive all of those details, we'll release them," Hicks said.

The names of those involved have not been released.

"Baker Police and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies acted in good faith on the information they were given," Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. "Our deputy entered a situation in which he believed a woman was being held against her will. When confronted with an armed man that did not comply with verbal commands, he had a split second decision to make. We will continue to thoroughly investigate this incident and have a complete after-action review after all the facts are gathered."

The shooting and the circumstances that led to the initial 911 call are still being investigated. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave following the incident which is standard procedure.

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