Sergeant Shawn Anderson was shot and killed at approximately 11:00 pm on March 18, 2017 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 suspect was wounded during the incident and taken into custody.
Sergeant Anderson was a 43 year old U.S. Army veteran and had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for 18 years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sgt. Anderson’s family, friends and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s family.