One person is dead following officer-involved shooting on Highland Club Avenue


Edits: Details from Associated Press added Sept. 15 at 2:27 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) — One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting, according to Louisiana State Troopers spokesperson Taylor Scrantz.

Scrantz said a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call in the 1600 block of Highland Club Ave. around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Details are limited as the investigation continues, however Scrantz said the deputy discharged his firearm which resulted in the death of the suspect. The deputy was unharmed.

Andrea Barrios, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, said a neighbor told her the sheriff’s office was called after a fight broke out at a birthday party, according to the Associated Press. Barrios said she was inside her home when she heard about six gunshots, per the AP.

Authorities did not immediately release further details, including the names of the uninjured deputy and the person shot.

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