Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Suspect Injured After Gunfight in Baton Rouge

Gunfire erupted while two sheriff’s deputies were conducting an investigation near a barber shop in Baton Rouge, leaving one dead, Louisiana authorities said.

The deputy from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office died Saturday night, Louisiana State Police said. The two deputies were investigating a domestic situation at a storefront, CNN affiliate WBRZ reported. No more details were immediately available on the incident.

The second deputy was not injured. The shooter was injured and transported to a local hospital, authorities told the affiliate. Their identities were not immediately available.

“We are focused on working with the family, praying for the family and making sure our deputies have the help and support they need,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks told the affiliate.

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SOURCE: CNN, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside