East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Killed Overnight; Suspect In Custody

Caroline Beck
March 20, 2017

The suspect was also injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. While inside the business, deputies struggled with the suspect and shots were fired.

The gunman killed the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office deputy outside a barbershop when the deputy came to investigate a domestic call, reports WJTV.

Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Raymond Hawthorne, 43, of Donaldsonville.

"Our hearts are broken as we grieve for one of our brothers", Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.

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A motorcyclist was killed after veering off a highway Saturday, according to investigators. Sgt. Anderson delivered the baby, a healthy boy named Declan, on the side of Tiger Bend Road. Anderson also served in Uniform Patrol at Burbank, Scotlandville and most recently Kleinpeter substation.

"It's a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office". Deputy Bradford Garafola was part of a group of Baton Rouge law enforcement officers ambushed by a gunman last July.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the family and friends of the fallen deputy and all the fearless men and women in law enforcement who risk their own safety every single day to protect the communities they serve", said Corey Amundson, acting USA attorney.

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