State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in East Baton Rouge Parish

Published 7:31 am Monday, January 10, 2022

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Update: The preliminary investigation revealed shortly after 3:30 p.m., on January 8, 2022, Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department and Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were at the Springbook apartment complex on George O’neal Road in an attempt to locate an alleged kidnapping suspect.

While at the residence, Deputies encountered 25-year-old Deaughn Willis of Baton Rouge. Willis subsequently brandished a firearm at responding law enforcement.  A Deputy then discharged his firearm striking Willis. Willis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office.

As the investigation progresses, LSP Detectives will continue to review all evidence and aspects of the incident to ensure a complete and thorough investigation.  Upon completion, all investigative findings will be delivered to the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Original Release

January 8, 2022


Baton Rouge – On January 8, 2022, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal officer involved shooting involving one of their deputies.

One subject is deceased on the scene. No officers were injured during this incident. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab will process the scene for all evidence.

This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.