Zachary Police Department identify victims of Wednesday afternoon murder-suicide

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The Zachary Police Department has identified the victims in Wednesday afternoon’s murder-suicide:

  • Deborah Watts Ross- age 48 years old of Baton Rouge, La
  • Beverly Watts- age 48 years old of Lafayette, La
  • Suspected shooter – James Brannon- age 77 years Old of 6627 Martin Dr.

ZPD says, family members indicate that “the victim’s mother and suspected shooters wife had passed away on 4-7-2020 at the residence.”

The investigation remains open.


Emergency officials have confirmed that three people were killed.


ZACHARY, LA (BRPROUD) The Zachary Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon.

Chief David McDavid says the shooting happened in the 6600 lock of Martin Drive in Zachary.

No further information is available at this time.

We have a crew enroute and will provide more details at a later time.

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