Sergeant Shawn Anderson was shot and killed at approximately 11:00 pm while investigating a rape.
He and another officer had gone to a salon at 1962 O’Neal Lane to interview the suspect. A struggle ensued during the interview in which Sergeant Anderson was fatally shot.
The subject was wounded during the incident and taken into custody. He died from his wounds several days later.
Sergeant Anderson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for 18 years.