Deputy shoots & kills man who pointed gun at law enforcement

Louisiana State Police confirm a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office did shoot and kill a man in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon. 

Per LSP, the preliminary investigation revealed around 3:30 pm, BRPD officers and deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were at the Springbrook apartment complex on George O’neal Rd. in an attempt to locate an alleged kidnapping suspect. 

Deaughn Willis

While at the residence, deputies encountered 25-year-old Deaughn Willis of Baton Rouge. Troopers say Willis pointed a gun at the deputies. Sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran that Willis opened the door with nothing but the barrel of a gun pointed at deputies. That’s when LSP says a deputy fired hitting and killing Willis. 

Sources also said earlier in the day, around 11:30am, it started with Willis’ brother allegedly kidnapping someone from Clayton St. in Baton Rouge and then dropping that person off somewhere in Brusly.

Around 4pm, BRPD requested help from the East Baton Rouge’s Office to execute a warrant they had on the man accused of the kidnapping, Willis’ brother.

When deputies arrived at the address to execute the warrant at the Springbrook apartments on George O’Neal, LSP says Willis answered the door by pointing the barrel of a gun out the door. 

Both the accused kidnapper and his brother are said to have had active warrants out for their arrests. 

Per protocol, the Louisiana State Police will investigate the case.

Unfiltered with Kiran will update as more becomes available. 

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