Suspect on deadly rampage killed in shootout with Louisiana deputies
BATON ROUGE, La. – Authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says a man who fatally shot a woman and ran over two bystanders with his car before crashing into an ambulance died following a shootout with sheriff's deputies.
Maj. Bryan White, chief of detectives for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Department, told The Advocate that the unidentified 48-year-old man fired at deputies Sunday night when they demanded he show his hands. They shot the man, who fled into a wooded area near Interstate 10. He was captured and died en route to the hospital.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the shootout with the suspect, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Hicks.
White says that earlier Sunday evening the man fatally shot the woman and threw her out of a car. He said deputies were making their way to the scene when a handful of passers-by — including a local physician and a 17-year-old training to be an emergency medical technician — stopped to help the woman.