UPDATE: Victims in deadly Waffle House shooting identified

BATON ROUGE, La — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has identified the two men killed after a shooting at the Waffle House off Siegen Ln. Monday morning.

Horace Watson, 37, and Leonard Leslie, 33, were killed after a shooting in the parking lot of the restaurant, officials said. Sheriff’s deputies received a call about shots fired at 10439 Rieger Rd. around 3 a.m. Monday.

Deputies say they found Watson and Leslie dead inside of a car when they arrived. The car they were in was riddled with bullets.

This is a busy area of Siegen Ln. near the I-10 off ramp. The Siegen Ln. Super Target is nearby.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information you can contact (225) 389-5000. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers online.

How Crime Stoppers works

Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers police or civilian Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as “Crime of the Week” or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.

By guaranteeing a caller’s anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.

Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today’s world. Our WebTip process is powered by the world’s leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.

The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilties allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.

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Daniel Brown is an award-winning journalist from Livingston Parish. Daniel began his career in Baton Rouge before working at television stations in Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte and Beaumont. As a newsroom editorial leader, Daniel has helped lead stations to regional Emmy awards as well as Edward R. Murrow awards for distinguished journalism. He is a proud graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.

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