Source: Kidnapping suspect’s brother killed as deputy served warrant

Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 4:48 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 8, 2022 at 10:24 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One man is dead after being shot by an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy who was among several law enforcement officers attempting to make an arrest on an outstanding warrant this afternoon, a source familiar with the case tells WAFB.

Two Baton Rouge Police detectives and three EBRSO deputies were on the scene at the time of the incident, the source said.

Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz, spokesperson for Louisiana State Police, said EBRSO was requested by the Baton Rouge Police Department for help in locating a person of interest in a kidnapping case who resided outside of the BRPD area.

Deputies arrived at the person of interest’s home at the Spring Brook Apartments, added Scrantz.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicles respond to a reported shooting on George Oneal Road...
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicles respond to a reported shooting on George Oneal Road on Saturday, Jan. 8.(WAFB)

The source said a man allegedly opened the door to the home and stuck a gun out after the law enforcement officers arrived at the home, located at 5580 George O’Neal, and knocked on the door around 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.

The man who died also reportedly had outstanding warrants but was not the same man they were searching for, the source said. He was reportedly the brother of the man who was originally being sought.

At that time, a deputy fired a shot, striking the man. That man was later pronounced dead.

Louisiana State Police have been called in to investigate.

No officers or deputies were injured, said Scrantz.

According to state police, the LSP crime lab will process the scene for all evidence, and they will release more information about this active investigation when it becomes available.

Baton Rouge Police said the kidnapping suspect has been arrested.

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