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Sheriff says investigators still don't know what led to double murder-suicide

Donna Leblanc (Source: Leblanc's Facebook) Donna Leblanc (Source: Leblanc's Facebook)
Donna Leblanc with her daughter Carli Jo (Source: Carli Jo's Facebook) Donna Leblanc with her daughter Carli Jo (Source: Carli Jo's Facebook)
POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators are looking for more information to figure out what led to the shooting death of a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy and her daughter Tuesday afternoon.

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said investigators spent the night processing the scene to find out what motivated the double murder-suicide.

Several agencies responded to the shooting on LA 416 around 4 p.m. When they got to the scene, they found three victims. The first was Donna Leblanc, a 22-year veteran deputy with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, was also among the victims. The last was the suspected shooter, Gregory Phillips.

Investigators said Phillips is a lifelong resident of Pointe Coupee Parish and he was 27 or 28 years old. Authorities also said lives diagonally across the street from the slain deputy. 

From the street, security cameras can be seen on his home. Torres said his deputies secured a search warrant and entered his home. They collected items like a computer for evidence, but so far, they have had no luck in getting any video that has been helpful to the investigation right now.

"This remote area is out in the country,” Torres said. “There's not real video and no one was there as an eyewitness to see exactly what happened, but you work these cases from the forensics - the nuts and bolts of police work. That evidentiary process of collecting and analyzing that information takes time if you're going to do a good job with it."

The sheriff added the suspected shooter used an assault rifle, which investigators have recovered and taken for analysis. Reports indicate LeBlanc fired her standard-issued service weapon from the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

Torres said they have been thorough with their investigation and they've talked to every neighbor in and around the area.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office.

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