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Suspect shot by deputy after undercover drug buy booked into parish prison

George Pikes (Source: EBRSO) George Pikes (Source: EBRSO)
George Pikes (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) George Pikes (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Airline Highway near Prescott Road in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB) Airline Highway near Prescott Road in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A suspect who was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting involving deputies has been released from the hospital and booked into the parish prison. 

George Pikes, 23, of Baton Rouge was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Wednesday morning. He is charged with aggravated assault, resisting an officer and aggravated criminal damage to property. 

Pikes was shot in the arm by at least one deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during an undercover narcotics traffic stop Tuesday, December 6 at the intersection of Airline Hwy. and Prescott Rd. It happened around 1:30 p.m. 

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After the shooting, the Louisiana State Police was contacted to conduct an investigation, which is standard procedure. 

Officials say undercover deputies had set up a controlled buy with Pikes and successfully purchased drugs from him. However, at some point, things went wrong. Officials would not go into details about what led up to guns being drawn and fired or who fired first, but witnesses described a chaotic scene. 

Pikes apparently drove off. Investigators found Pikes and his car about a mile away at a home near Laca Street at Brierwood Drive, which is off Glen Oaks Drive. The red car they examined had busted out windows.

No deputies were injured during the incident. 

Officials said the deputies involved have been placed on paid leave, which is standard procedure.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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