BATON ROUGE, Louisiana-  The Times Picayune reports  the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed Saturday night (March 18) has been identified by authorities as Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson.

Anderson, 43, and another deputy were called about 11 p.m. Saturday to the Classic Cuts salon, 1962 Oneal Lane, to investigate a rape case. Inside the salon, the deputies “struggled with the suspect and shots were fired,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a release.

Anderson was struck by gunfire and taken to nearby Ochsner Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not said how many times he was shot.



The suspected gunman, whose identity has not been released, was wounded during the incident and taken to an area hospital for treatment. He remained hospitalized Sunday, said Trooper Bryan Lee, spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop A.

The report says Anderson has served in at least six different divisions in his nearly 18-year career with the Sheriff’s Office. His efforts have earned him repeated awards and recognition. Last march, he was honored for delivering a baby while on the side of a road, the Sheriff’s Office said. Two years earlier, he was recognized for his role in serving more than 60 “high-risk” warrants as part of the SWAT team. In 2010, he received the “Life Saving Award” after he rescued a woman while on the Old Mississippi River bridge.

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