East Baton Rouge Deputy Fatally Shot

An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot late Saturday night as two deputies were conducting an investigation near a barber shop in the 1900 block of O'Neal Lane.

The name of the deputy who was fatally injured was not released.  A suspect also sustained gunshot wounds but there was no immediate word on the suspect's condition. 

Speaking to reporters at the scene, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said, "My thoughts are this is certainly a tragedy for our community. Our thoughts, our prayers, our condolences go out to the sheriff's deputy and his family."

The body of the deputy was transported from Ochsner Medical Center after 2 a.m. with a large procession of law enforcement vehicles.

The investigation is being conducted by Louisiana State Police.

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