Louisiana Deputy Shot And Killed While On DutyRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 19 2017 12:35 PM
A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot and killed late Saturday night while conducting an investigation near a Baton Rouge movie theater, officials said.
A suspect was also injured during the incident. No names were given and no details on the original investigation immediately emerged.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was on assignment with another deputy when the episode occurred.
“It’s a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office," said Casey Hicks, the public information director for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department. "...We’re focused on working with the family, praying with the family, and making sure that our deputies have the help and support they need."